Philadelphia Flyers center Claude Giroux was arrested in Ottawa and spent the night in jail for an incident involving a police officer, the Ottawa Sun reported Wednesday.
According to the newspaper, Giroux spent Tuesday night in jail for allegedly repeatedly grabbing the buttocks of a male police officer. The police refused to comment unless charges are filed.
Giroux, a native of Hearst, Ontario, was a finalist for the Hart Trophy for the first time in his career, tallying 28 goals and 58 assists in 82 games. The 26-year-old just completed the first season of an eight-year, $66.2 million contract extension.
---The Nashville Predators signed free agent forward Olli Jokinen to a one-year, $2.5 million contract, the team announced Wednesday.
Jokinen, 35, has amassed 740 points (317 goals, 423 assists) and 1,043 penalty minutes in 1,169 NHL games with Los Angeles, the New York Islanders, Florida, Phoenix, Calgary (two stints), New York Rangers and Winnipeg since 1997.
---The Ottawa Senators signed forward Carter Camper to one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday.
In addition, the Senators formally announced the re-signings of forward Cole Schneider, defenseman Michael Sdao and defenseman Chris Wideman, all of whom the club had agreed to terms with at last week's NHL draft in Philadelphia.
---Restricted free agent forward Jason Akeson signed a one-year, two-way contract to remain with the Philadelphia Flyers, the team announced Wednesday.
Akeson had an assist in his only regular-season game in 2013-14 and had two goals and an assist in seven Stanley Cup playoff games. He had 64 points in 70 games with the Flyers' American Hockey League affiliate, the third straight season he has led the team in scoring.
---The Detroit Red Wings signed defenseman Kyle Quincey to a two-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.
Quincey, 28, has played in a total of 375 NHL games between the Red Wings, Colorado Avalanche and Los Angeles Kings, recording 23 goals and 88 assists. The veteran defenseman has also skated in 43 NHL playoff games and tallied four assists. The 6-foot-2, 206-pound Quincey spent the last three seasons in Detroit (2011-14) and had 19 points in 136 games. Last season, the blueliner was one of two Red Wings to suit up in all 82 games, tallying four goals and nine assists.
---The Vancouver Canucks signed centers Dustin Jeffrey and Cal O'Reilly and defenseman Bobby Sanguinetti on Wednesday.
Jeffrey, 26, had two goals and four points in 34 games with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Dallas Stars last season. He also had seven goals and five assists in 19 American Hockey League playoff games with the Texas Stars, Dallas' AHL affiliate.
O'Reilly, 27, had one assist in 14 games with Magnitogorsk in the Kontinental Hockey League and 45 points in 52 games with the Utica Comets, the Canucks' AHL team. He last played in the NHL in the 2011-12 season with the Nashville Predators, Phoenix Coyotes and Penguins.
Sanguinetti, 26, had two goals and five assists in 15 games with Atlant Mytishchi of the KHL.
---The Chicago Blackhawks agreed to terms with defenseman Kyle Cumiskey on a one-year contract, the team announced Wednesday.
Cumiskey, 27, had 28 points (4 goals, 24 assists) in 45 games last season with MODO of the Swedish Hockey League. He shared 12th in the SHL, third among defensemen, in assists and shared fifth among league blueliners in points.
The Abbottsford, British Columbia, native appeared in 132 career NHL regular-season games with the Colorado Avalanche from 2006 to 2011, registering 35 points (9 points, 26 assists) in those contests. Cumiskey saw action in six Stanley Cup playoff games with the Avalanche in 2010, recording two points.
---The New York Rangers signed free agent forward Chris Bourque, the team announced Wednesday.
The Boston University product was drafted by the Washington Capitals in the second round (No. 33) of the 2004 draft and split last season between Kazan Ak-Bars of the Kontinental Hockey League and EHC Biel of National League A in Switzerland. With Biel, Bourque tied for fourth on the team with four playoff goals.
In 51 NHL games with the Capitals, Pittsburgh Penguins and Boston Bruins, Bourque has two goals, eight points and 18 penalty minutes. The 28-year-old winger is the son of Bruins great Ray Bourque and could be reunited with his younger brother, Ryan, a Rangers draft pick who has played the past three seasons with their American Hockey League affiliate in Hartford.
---The Minnesota Wild signed forward Joel Rechlicz to a one-year, two-way contract, the team announced Wednesday.
Rechlicz, 27, had a goal and an assist along with 87 penalty minutes in 25 games last season for the Hershey Bears, the Washington Capitals' American Hockey League affiliate. Rechlicz has one assist and 105 penalty minutes in 26 NHL games with the New York Islanders and Capitals.
---The New Jersey Devils re-signed forwards Stephen Gionta and Steve Bernier, the team announced Wednesday.
Financial terms were not disclosed on the contracts, but multiple reports have Gionta signing a two-year contract and Bernier signing for one year.