The Carolina Hurricanes signed forward Alexander Semin to a five-year contract extension worth $7 million per season, the team announced on Monday.
Semin, 29, has eight goals and 22 assists this season.
Carolina signed Semin to a one-year contract worth $7 million last offseason.
---The NHL announced that Washington Capitals left wing AlexOvechkin, Minnesota Wild goaltender Niklas Backstrom and Toronto Maple Leafs center Nazem Kadri were named the league's "Three Stars" of the week.
Ovechkin led the league with five goals and eight points in four games. Backstrom went 3-0-0 last week with a 1.00 goals-against average. Kadri tallied seven points in three games with three goals and four assists.
---The Nashville Predators announced they activated forward Patric Hornqvist from injured reserve and reassigned defenseman Ryan Ellis to Milwaukee of the AHL.
Hornqvist missed 10 games with a lower body injury and the past eight contests with an upper-body injury. He has three goals and five assists in 14 games this season.
---The Philadelphia Flyers announced Monday that forward Danny Briere is out indefinitely with a concussion.
Briere suffered the injury Saturday when he crashed into the boards during practice. Briere has five goals and eight assists this season.