The Ottawa Senators got off the schneid last night, defeating the New York Rangers 3-2 for just their second regulation win in 14 games. Perhaps that can build them a little bit of momentum as they head into the NHL 100 Classic on Saturday night, outside against the Montreal Canadiens. As the Senators and the rest of the league prepares for an eventful weekend, we’ll keep track of all the minor movement right here. Check back throughout the day.
- The Minnesota Wild have recalled goaltender Steve Michalek for tonight’s game against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Devan Dubnyk is out with a lower-body injury suffered earlier this week, meaning Alex Stalock will get the start against his former (albeit for a short time) team. Dubnyk underwent an MRI, meaning more information should be released today on the extent of his injury.
- The Winnipeg Jets have moved Dustin Byfuglien to injured reserve, while recalling Julian Melchiori from the AHL. Melchiori played 18 games for the Jets last season, recording two points, but has been stuck in the minor leagues this year.
- Michael Leighton is on his way back to the Tucson Roadrunners, after being a salary cap call-up for the last few days. Both Antti Raanta and Scott Wedgewood are healthy, but the Arizona Coyotes flirt with the cap floor all season long and sometimes need to call up players just to make their roster acceptable.
- With Chris Tanev unavailable due to injury, the Vancouver Canucks have called up Ashton Sautner from the AHL. Sautner would be making his NHL debut should he get into a game, after spending the last two-plus years with Utica. The 23-year old has three points in 21 games this season.