As is often the case, Saturday is set to be a busy day around the NHL with a dozen games on tap. Here’s where we will keep track of today’s roster moves as teams get their rosters set before puck drop.
- The Predators announced that they have assigned winger Frederick Gaudreau to Milwaukee of the AHL while loaning winger Pontus Aberg to the minors as well on a conditioning assignment. Gaudreau has played in ten contests with Nashville this season, recording two assists while Aberg has a pair of helpers in nine games but has only played once so far in November.
- After being recalled on Friday, the Stars returned winger Curtis McKenzie to AHL Texas, notes NHL.com’s Sean Shapiro via Twitter. With Brett Ritchie coming off IR and returning to the lineup last night, McKenzie was made a healthy scratch. While the 26-year-old has yet to play in Dallas this year, he’s off to a strong start in the minors with 11 points (6-5-11) in 12 games, good for second on Texas in team scoring.
- The Capitals announced that they have returned Liam O’Brien to Hershey of the AHL. The physical winger has played in three games with Washington this season, collecting five penalty minutes while averaging 6:55 per game. He also has a pair of goals in nine minor league contests. The move was made with the team expecting winger Brett Connolly to return to the lineup on Sunday from his head injury.