The last two before the clock struck noon to make them both UFAs.
Kennedy signed for two years and $4-million, Higgins for two years and $3.8-million.
Kennedy is a crucial guy for the Pens, a forward who can float from PP to PK to faceoff duty. Essential for that team.
Higgins found a nice niche in Vancouver, another jack-of-all-trades guy whose spotty offense doesn't matter in that lineup. Good decision by both sides there.