BOSTON — The Boston Bruins signed defenseman Nathan McIver and goaltender Nolan Schaefer.

McIver, 25, who was signed to a two-year deal, has played in 36 games for the Vancouver Canucks and Anaheim Ducks dating to 2006. He spent last season with the Manitoba Moose of the American Hockey League, where he had a goal and four assists.

Schaefer, selected by the San Jose Sharks in the 2000 draft out of Providence, has played in seven NHL games. He played last year in the Russian league after spending the previous three years in the AHL. He signed a one-year contract.

The team didn’t release terms.


SABRES: Forward Corey Tropp, the third-round choice for Buffalo in the 2007 draft, signed a three-year entry level contract.

Tropp, 21, who led Michigan State in scoring with 22 goals and 20 assists in 37 games last season, is expected to spend next season with the Portland Pirates, who are entering a third season as the Sabres’ affiliate.


CAPITALS: Boyd Gordon, a restricted-free agent forward and former Portland Pirate, signed a one-year, $800,000 contract with Washington.


PREDATORS: Nashville signed free-agent left wing Sergei Kostitsyn to a one-year deal worth $550,000.


WILD: Minnesota re-signed right wing Jon DiSalvatore and defenseman Jamie Fraser to two-way contracts.


PANTHERS: Brian Skrudland was hired by Florida as the director of player development and Gord Murphy was brought on as an assistant coach.


BLUES: St. Louis signed goaltender Jaroslav Halak to a four-year contract.

• St. Louis and veteran defenseman Carlo Colaiacovo agreed to a two-year contract extension.


CANUCKS: Vancouver will have a new name for its home next season: Rogers Arena.


RED WINGS: Detroit re-signed forward Drew Miller to a one-year contract.