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NHL roundup: Kane, Toews want $12 million annually

Chicago Blackhawks stars Patrick Kane and Jonathan Toews are both seeking salaries of $12 million per year, TSN reported Thursday.

Right winger Kane and center Toews are eligible to sign extensions on Tuesday for the 2015-16 season. Toews and Kane each have one year remaining on their existing contracts. They signed identical five-year, $31.5 million contracts prior to the 2010-11 season that pays them each $6.3 million annually.

In 76 games with the Blackhawks this season, Toews, 26, scored 28 goals and added 40 assists. He scored nine goals and 17 points in 19 playoff games. Kane, 25, scored 29 goals and added 40 assists in 69 games. He added eight goals and 20 points in 19 playoff games.

---The Ottawa Senators agreed to terms with defenseman Eric Gryba on a two-year contract worth $2.5 million, the team announced Thursday.

Gryba, 26, would have become a restricted free agent on July 1. He had two goals and 11 points in 57 games this season. A third-round pick by the Senators in the 2006 draft, Gryba has career totals of four goals and 17 points in 90 games.

The Senators also agreed to terms with defenseman Michael Sdao on a two-year, two-way contract and defenseman Chris Wideman on a one-year, two-way contract.

---The St. Louis Blues re-signed restricted free agent Patrik Berglund to a three-year, $11.1 million contract on Thursday.

The contract figures were not yet confirmed by the Blues, but his salary next season is expected to be a $3.7 million cap hit. The 26-year-old forward totaled 14 goals and 18 assists and averaged 16 minutes in 78 games last season. He did not produce a point in the Stanley Cup playoffs. Berglund's peak season was 2010-11 with 22 goals and 30 assists in 81 games. He had 25 points in 2012-13 during the lockout-shortened season.

---The Detroit Red Wings re-signed backup goaltender Jonas Gustavsson to a one-year contract, according to reports.

The deal is worth $1.85 million. Gustavsson made $1.5 million in 2013-14, the second year of a two-year deal.

Gustavsson has spent the past two seasons backing up Jimmy Howard in Detroit. He was 16-5-4 in 2013-14 with a 2.63 goals-against average and a save percentage of .907. The 29-year-old Swede has a 57-52-20 career record in 141 games for the Red Wings and Toronto Maple Leafs.

---Defenseman Matt Gilroy left the Florida Panthers to join KHL club Atlant Moscow Oblast in Russia, the team announced Thursday.

The move came after Gilroy only made 16 appearances for the Panthers this past season, spending the majority of his time with AHL San Antonio. He had one goal and one assist for the Panthers. The 29-year-old Gilroy, who won the Hobey Baker and NCAA championship in 2009 with Boston University, was once a highly sought-after collegiate free agent who signed a two-year, $3.5 million deal with the New York Rangers right out of school.

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