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Nashville also inks Hutchinson, Finley

Nashville Predators: The Preds signed
defenseman Andreas Lilja and re-signed restricted free agents
forward Scott Hartnell, defenseman Andrew Hutchinson and goaltender
Brian Finley.

Lilja, 29, career highs with games played (79) and penalty
minutes (90) last season for the Florida Panthers. The 6-foot-3,
228-pound defenseman had four goals and eight assists.

Hartnell, 22, was tied for second on the Predators with a
career-high 18 goals despite missing 23 games because of injury
this past season.

Hutchinson had eight points in 18 games for Nashville last
season, while Finley spent the year in Milwaukee of the AHL.

Financial terms were not released.

Carolina Hurricanes:The 'Canes agreed to terms on a one-year contract Monday with left wing
Erik Cole, who is coming off the best season of his career.

Financial terms were not disclosed.

Cole, 24, played in 80 games with Carolina last season,
establishing career highs with 18 goals and 42 points.

A native of Oswego, N.Y., and a former player at Clarkson University,
Cole had 14 goals and 27 points in 53 games in the 2002-03
season before breaking his left leg.

The 71st overall pick in the 1998 draft, Cole has produced 48
goals and 61 assists in 214 NHL games, all with the Hurricanes.