Free agency open - LA Kings Insider

Good morning, Insiders. Because the calendar has flipped to July 1, Jarret Stoll, Justin Williams and Andrej Sekera are no longer under contract to the Kings. With the uncertainty over the cap situation, today may not be known for Los Angeles’ key free agent signings, but rather for the names of players who leave the organization. As the signings begin to roll in at 9:00 a.m., use this as your open thread.

UPDATE, 10:00 a.m.: Another backup goalie is off the market, but there are better options available elsewhere.

UPDATE, 10:00 a.m.: An alumni update:

UPDATE, 9:55 a.m.: Another back-up goaltender is off the market. Michael Neuvirth gets to work with Kim Dillabaugh this season.

UPDATE, 9:40 a.m.:

UPDATE, 9:34 a.m.: Elliotte Friedman of Sportsnet is reporting that the Edmonton Oilers are closing in on a contract with Andrej Sekera, and it’s expected to be long-term.

UPDATE, 9:30 a.m.: There’s quite a bit of competition for that back-up spot:

UPDATE, 9:15 a.m.: One back-up goalie is off the market.

LeBrun also said that the Flyers may have the lead on Michal Neuvirth, who ended the season as the Islanders’ back-up.

UPDATE; 8:58 a.m.: You’re already aware of who’s on it, but the NHL has released its free agent list. Los Angeles RFAs include Andy Andreoff, Andrew Crescenzi, Nic Dowd, Vincent Loverde, Nick Shore and Jordan Weal; unrestricted free agents are Justin Azevedo, Bud Holloway, Jamie McBain, Robyn Regehr, Andrej Sekera, Jarret Stoll, David Van Der Gulik, Justin Williams and Andrew Bodnarchuk. Here’s why Mike Richards isn’t included on the UFA list.

UPDATE, 8:30 a.m.: Karri Ramo has re-signed for one year in Calgary.

The Kings are in the market for a “clear cut number two” goalie, so it’s unlikely they did much more than kick the tires on Ramo, who’s a bit more of a 1B-type. At $3.9-million, he wouldn’t have generated much more than a casual look. Still, one UFA goalie is off the market.