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- The Arizona Coyotes have assigned Marek Langhamer to the Tucson Roadrunners of the AHL. Langhamer had been backing up Scott Wedgewood while Antti Raanta was on injured reserve, a designation that he is expected to shed this week. The Coyotes don’t play until Thursday evening, and could have Raanta back, at least as a backup option.
- Henrik Haapala is headed back to the AHL after just five games, as the Florida Panthers announced today. Haapala, signed in the offseason to his entry-level contract after an outstanding season in Finland, had just one point in five NHL contests. The 5’8″ forward has some interesting offensive upside, but may find the physical nature of the NHL tough to navigate throughout his career.
- Eric Stephens of the Orange County Register has heard that Jaycob Megna is likely headed back to the Anaheim Ducks, as the team deals with an upper-body injury for Hampus Lindholm. Megna has already played 11 games for the Ducks this season before clearing waivers on November 24th. Players are allowed to spend up to 30 days (or 10 games) on the active roster before needing to clear waivers again, meaning Megna can come up and down as needed while Lindholm rehabs the minor injury.
- The New York Rangers have recalled goaltender Alexandar Georgiev from Hartford, citing the flu for Henrik Lundqvist. Georgiev is about to get company at the AHL level, as the Rangers are also expected to sign Marek Mazanec to a contract after he clears waivers tomorrow.