The trade book got another couple of entries yesterday, as the Toronto Maple Leafs sent Nikita Soshnikov away and the Ottawa Senators took a risk on Ville Pokka. Today could bring much of the same, but for now we’ll just focus on the minor transactions teams make around the league.
- As expected, the Dallas Stars have recalled Jason Dickinson from the AHL. Dickinson was sent down on Monday because the team had nearly the whole week off, but was always a likely candidate to come back up in time for tonight’s game. Dickinson is still looking for his first point of the season in the NHL, but has shown off his scoring ability in the minor leagues with 16 goals in 33 games.
- The Ottawa Senators have made three moves, recalling Max McCormick, activating Gabriel Dumont off injured reserve and sending Colin White back to the AHL. The Senators are preparing for an afternoon tilt against the New York Rangers tomorrow, but have decided that White is better off in the minor leagues for now. The first-round pick has three points in 15 games with the Senators this season.
- Vinni Lettieri has been reassigned to the minor leagues by the New York Rangers, which could indicate a return before long for Pavel Buchnevich. Chris Kreider is also skating with the team but still remains out for the time being following his blood clot scare. Kevin Hayes was missing from practice, but is uninjured and just taking a maintenance day.
- The Rangers have also recalled goaltender Brandon Halverson from the AHL, as Alexandar Georgiev is dealing with an illness. Halverson will likely backup Henrik Lundqvist tomorrow when they take on the Senators.
- The Boston Bruins have recalled Jordan Szwarz under emergency conditions, likely to help out while Frank Vatrano and Anders Bjork deal with injuries. Szwarz has played 10 games with the Bruins this season, recording just three assists.
- Sonny Milano has been activated from injured reserve, and immediately sent to the minor leagues. The Columbus Blue Jackets will play tonight without Milano, who could be up later in the season as he fully recovers. Milano has struggled at times this season for the Blue Jackets, but does have 13 points in 35 games and has shown flashes of his offensive potential.