Colorado Avalanche: News from around the NHL July 10th, 2014

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Danny Heatley is off the market.

The Anaheim Ducks have signed left wing Dany Heatley to a one-year deal, returning the 33-year-old unrestricted free agent to the Pacific Division.

Heatley spent last season with Minnesota. He played for San Jose from 2009-11, compiling 65 goals and 81 assists in 162 games for the Sharks. Heatley also has played for Atlanta and Ottawa in his career, notching 372 goals and 419 assists in 863 career games.

Schneider inks with the Devils.

The New Jersey Devils have re-signed goaltender Cory Schneider to a multi-year contract. The 28-year-old had a 16-15-12 record in a career-high 45 games played for the Devils last season. He also had three shutouts and a 1.97 goals-against average, which ranked third in the NHL. Schneider was acquired from Vancouver for the ninth-overall pick in the 2013 NHL draft on June 30, 2013.

Crosby is set to have wrist surgery.

Sidney Crosby is scheduled to have arthroscopic surgery on his right wrist, the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette is reporting.

An unnamed source "close to Crosby" told the Post-Gazette that Crosby played with "a terrible wrist" in the playoffs, when he recorded only one goal and nine points in 13 games as the Penguins went out in the second round.

The new NHL 15 trailer already has Iggy wearing the Avs unipron.

Close your eyes if you must, Boston Bruins fans, but we have our first look at Jarome Iginla in a Colorado Avalanche uniform. It comes in the form of the latest "NHL 15″ trailer. The video popped up on the Internet on Wednesday, and once again, it looks spectacular. The trailer details how EA Sports worked to make the players more realistic than ever in the video game. The new improvements will allow users to see incredible detail like jerseys being ruffled as the puck grazes them or players grimacing after taking a big check.

Former DU recruit is at the Avs Prospects Camp.

The young men with NCAA ties participating in the Avalanche's prospects camp this week must pay their own travel costs to keep their college eligibility.

That's not an issue for former University of Denver recruit Landon Smith, a Greenwood Village native who has made the drive to Centennial's Family Sports Center more times than most Avalanche veterans.

Smith, the reigning MVP of the British Columbia Hockey League and finalist as Canada's junior-A player of the year, was extended a camp invitation as an undrafted free agent after his heralded youth/junior career took him to five cities in two countries. He went from the Littleton Hawks to the Colorado Thunderbirds, the Wenatchee (Wash.) Wild, the Cedar Rapids (Iowa) RoughRiders, the Chicago Steel and the Salmon Arm (British Columbia) Silverbacks.

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