The New Jersey Devils opened NHL free agency Friday by signing forward Ryane Clowe to a five-year, $24.25 million contract.

Clowe, 30, is staying on the East Coast after being acquired by the New York Rangers in a trade with the Sharks in April.

  • The New York Islanders re-signed Evgeni Nabokov, 37, to a one-year, $3.25 million contract. The former Sharks goalie had a 23-11-7 record in helping the Islanders reach the playoffs last season.

  • Minnesota dealt former Sharks forward Devin Setoguchi to Winnipeg for a 2014 second-round pick. Setoguchi, 26, had 13 goals and 14 assists last season.

  • Detroit agreed to a one-year, $5.5 million contract with Daniel Alfredsson, as Ottawa didn't re-sign its 40-year-old captain. The Senators filled the loss of Alfredsson by acquiring forward Bobby Ryan from Anaheim. Ottawa sent Jakob Silfverbeg, Stefan Noesen and its 2014 first-round draft pick to the Ducks.

  • Columbus signed forward Nathan Horton away from Boston with a seven-year deal worth $37.1 million. But Horton faces offseason shoulder surgery.

  • Longtime Calgary forward Jarome Iginla, who was traded to Pittsburgh in March, signed a one-year deal with Boston with a base salary of $1.8 million.

    Motor sports

    Kyle Busch and Joe Gibbs Racing teammate Matt Kenseth swept the front row for Saturday night's NASCAR Sprint Cup race at Daytona (Fla.) International Speedway. Busch turned a lap at 193.723 mph at the 2.5-mile oval to win the pole. Kenseth was at 193.299. Also, Kenseth pulled away from traffic on the final restart and cruised to a Nationwide Series victory.

    Golf

    Matt Every shot an 8-under 62 for a one-stroke lead midway through the Greenbrier Classic in Sulphur Springs, W.Va. He was at 9-under 131 on the Old White TPC course. Phil Mickelson shot a 68 and finished at 2 over to miss the cut. Cal's Michael Kim (69), an amateur playing on a sponsor exemption, was at 139 and made the cut.

    NFL

    A Connecticut man who says he lost an eye after being shot by Aaron Hernandez in February was ordered to appear before a grand jury that's considering the murder case against the former New England Patriots tight end. Alexander Bradley was ordered to appear July 17 in Fall River, Mass. Odin Lloyd was found slain June 17 near Hernandez's home.