The NHL regular season is off to a fast start and teams are trying to fine tune their rosters for the next stretch of games. As always we’ll keep track of those moves right here:
- Gabriel Carlsson has been sent to the AHL by the Columbus Blue Jackets, which doesn’t come as much of a surprise after he played just 9:21 in the season opener and has been a healthy scratch since. The 21-year old defenseman has substantial upside in his 6’5″ frame, but just needs to get some regular ice time to continue his development.
- Alex Lyon has been activated from injured reserve by the Philadelphia Flyers and will be assigned to Lehigh Valley for the time being. The Flyers have two healthy goaltenders in the NHL and Michal Neuvirth coming back soon from injury, but also have two at the AHL level in Carter Hart and Anthony Stolarz. That will make it tough to find ice time for everyone, and could lead to a potential minor league loan at some point.
- The St. Louis Blues have reassigned forward Jared Thomas to their ECHL affiliate, the Tulsa Oilers. The news comes from their AHL affiliate, the San Antonio Rampage, where Thomas was rostered to begin the year. However, the undrafted free agent out of the University of Minnesota-Duluth has yet to see the ice so far this season, likely prompting the Blues to make this move to get the first-year pro winger some game action.