After a light Sunday schedule because of the Super Bowl, the NHL has just four games on tap for Monday night. Despite the lack of on-ice action, there will be plenty of minor moves around the league. As always, we’ll keep track of all of them right here.
- The Boston Bruins have recalled Austin Czarnik under emergency conditions, meaning someone is injured and could be out tomorrow. Czarnik is one of the top scorers in the AHL this season, with 42 points in 38 games. That’s earned him just seven NHL contests this year, in which he’d recorded two points.
- The Calgary Flames have recalled Marek Hrivik from the AHL, sending Andrew Mangiapane back in his place. Mangiapane is still scoreless through nine NHL contests, and will have to reclaim his offensive touch in the minor leagues.
- According to Mike Morreale of NHL.com, the Philadelphia Flyers have activated Brian Elliott from injured reserve, meaning Alex Lyon is on his way back to the minor leagues. Lyon got into three games at the NHL level during this call-up, allowing seven goals on 50 shots. Still looking for his first NHL win, the 25-year old goaltender will have to wait for another opportunity.
- With Roman Polak returning from injury, the Toronto Maple Leafs have sent rookie Andreas Borgman to the minor leagues. Borgman broke camp with the Maple Leafs and has played in 48 games so far, but has now lost his spot to Travis Dermott on the back end. The Maple Leafs will have to face a similar roster crunch when Nikita Soshnikov is deemed healthy enough to return, which could lead to a potential trade of a player like Josh Leivo.
- Though Mark Scheifele practiced with the Winnipeg Jets today, he’s not quite ready to return from injury just yet. Instead, the Jets have recalled Brendan Lemieux and Nic Petan from the AHL, while moving Adam Lowry to injured reserve. Lowry’s designation is retroactive to February 1st, meaning he could come back for Friday’s game if deemed healthy.