Just two days before the NHL's labor deal expires the Nashville Predators and Jonathon Blum agreed on a one-year, two-way contract.
The deal pays Blum $650,000 at the NHL level and $105,000 at the AHL level.
Blum played 33 games for the Predators in 2011-12 before finishing his season in Milwaukee with the team's AHL affiliate. After notching only 7 points in Nashville, Blum posted 26 for the Admirals with 4 goals and 22 assists.
He first dressed for the Predators in the 2010-11 season when he played 23 regular season games and all 12 of the team's postseason games.
The team also announced the signing of second-round draft pick Colton Sissons.
Sissons was selected 5050th overall in the 2012 entry draft by the Predators and signed a three-year entry level contract on Thursday.
Sissons is entering his second season as captain of the Western Hockey League's Kelowana Rockets.
Sissons says he models his game after Predators forward Mike Fisher. Last season, the 18-year-old ranked second on his team in goals, third in points and lead in power-play goals.
The team is scheduled to report for training camp Sept. 21 if a new labor deal is reached.
NHL commissioner Gary Bettman has said the league will be locked out if a new CBA is not agreed upon before midnight on Sept. 15.