Day 2 of the NHL's free-agent signing period is winding down and, predictably, deals today have been a lot less frequent. And lucrative.
By Day 3, with a handful of exceptions, the pool of available players will have been reduced to guys whose primary career options are the ECHL, Europe or the drive-thru window at the fast-food joint in their hometown.
Free agency is, of course, just one element in the construction of a roster, and often not a major one, at that. The idea for most teams is to address a specific need or two, not to overhaul the entire depth chart, because signing free agents can get awfully expensive, awfully fast.
Indeed, some of the finest moves clubs in the Metropolitan Division, which the Penguins share with seven other clubs, have made during the past day or so involve re-signing guys who were on expiring contracts. That list includes the likes of left winger AndersLee (New York Islanders), goalie Petr Mrazek (Carolina) and defenseman Ryan Murray (Columbus).
Still, Metro clubs have made some noteworthy additions -- and, in at least one case, suffered some terrible losses -- during free agency.
Here's a team-by-team look at the major roster changes each has made over the past two days: