Last night saw a full slate of games around the NHL, with 18 teams going at it all across the league. The Edmonton Oilers escaped New York with two points, while the Vegas Golden Knights continued their recent skid. Tonight, there are just three matchups to keep an eye on. Teams may use this off day to make some minor transactions, and as always we’ll keep track of them right here.
- The Montreal Canadiens recalled Byron Froese after their game last night, sending Michael McCarron back down to the minor leagues. McCarron played fewer than seven minutes for the Canadiens last night, and has been limited in every game he’s played so far. Perhaps Froese—who was actually named the first captain of the Laval Rocket recently—is a better fit for that fourth-line role.
- Alan Quine’s conditioning stint has been terminated, meaning the New York Islanders will welcome him back from Bridgeport. The 24-year old forward scored once for the AHL team in four games, and will try to get back to the solid bottom-six player he showed last season as a rookie. In 61 games for the 2016-17 Islanders, he scored 18 points.
- With Alex Stalock expecting the birth of his second child, the Minnesota Wild have recalled goaltender Niklas Svedberg for their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. Svedberg returned from the KHL this season and has been starting for the Iowa Wild, registering a .904 save percentage so far. He’ll backup Devan Dubnyk tonight.
- The Florida Panthers have reassigned forward Chase Balisy to Springfield of the AHL. This comes just two days after being recalled back on Monday although he did get into a game with the Panthers during this stint as he played just over ten minutes on Tuesday night against Carolina.
- After starting the season on season-opening reserve due to a concussion, the San Jose Sharks have activated forward Rourke Chartier and assigned him to the AHL’s San Jose Barracuda, reports Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News. Chartier had a strong rookie season with 35 points in 67 games with the Barracuda last year and will look to build on that once he gets the green light to play.