Press Box: Carolina Hurricanes agree to sign Semin

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Free-agent left wing Alexander Semin agreed to a one-year, $7 million contract Thursday with the Carolina Hurricanes, the team announced.
"I'm very happy to be a Carolina Hurricane," Semin said. "It's a great fit for me. I look forward to playing with great players, and putting together a winning season."
"Alexander's elite skill level and ability to score from the wing fill an important need on the ice, and we hope that a fresh start in Carolina will serve both Alexander and our team well," Hurricanes general manager Jim Rutherford told NHL.com.
In seven seasons, all with the Capitals, Semin has 197 goals and 408 points in 469 games. He also has 34 points in 51 playoff games. He is the second top-six forward the Hurricanes have acquired this season, joining Jordan Staal, who came over in a trade with the Pittsburgh Penguins last month.

--- The Philadelphia Flyers signed forward Jakub Voracek to a four-year contract. The deal is worth $17 million, according to CSNPhilly.com.
In his season with the Flyers, Voracek, 22, produced 18 goals and 31 assists in 78 regular-season games. He had two goals and 10 points in 11 Stanley Cup Playoff games.

NBA
---The Los Angeles Clippers have agreed to sign free-agent Ronny Turiaf to a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum of $1.146 million, the Los Angeles Times reported.
Turiaf, 29, played just 17 regular-season games last season - four for Washington and 13 for Miami - and averaged 3.0 points and 4.1 rebounds.
However, he started seven postseason games for the Heat while Chris Bosh was injured.

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