As usual, it’s a busy Saturday around the NHL with 22 teams in action. As a result, there is bound to be plenty of roster movement throughout the day. We’ll keep tabs on those moves here.
- The Bruins announced that they have recalled goaltender Dan Vladar from Providence of the AHL on an emergency basis. He’s taking the place of Tuukka Rask who was granted a leave of absence on Friday. After spending most of last season at the ECHL level, Vladar is off to a solid start with Providence this season, posting a 2.52 GAA and a .909 SV% in seven appearances so far.
- Logan Shaw’s time with Anaheim’s farm team has come to an end. The San Diego Gulls announced (Twitter link) that they have released the 26-year-old from his AHL contract. Shaw was off to a strong start with the Gulls, collecting five points in seven games to start the season. It’s likely that he will be looking for an opportunity with a team that is in need of some depth down the middle after playing in 72 games last season between the Ducks and the Canadiens.
- The Stars have brought up defenseman Ben Gleason, per a team release. The 20-year-old is off to a strong start to his first professional season, picking up six points in eleven games to lead all Texas blueliners. Gleason signed with Dallas as an undrafted free agent back in September and should get an opportunity to play quickly with four defensemen currently injured.
- The Anaheim Ducks announced they have assigned forward Max Comtois to the San Diego Gulls of the AHL on a long-term conditioning loan. Comtois was placed on injured reserve on Oct. 27 after sustaining a lower-body injury and has already missed eight games with the injury. He will likely stick there for up to six days or up to three games. The impending return of the 19-year-old would be good news for Anaheim, who has struggled scoring goals. The second-rounder from 2017 put up an impressive two goals and seven points in 10 games this season.