It’s Wednesday and the NHL has just five games planned for this evening, including a meeting of two high powered offenses in Colorado. That’s where the Pittsburgh Penguins will be heading tonight to see if they can continue their short win streak. The Avalanche meanwhile are looking for consecutive win number six, and a chance to climb within one point of the Nashville Predators. As teams prepare for these matchups, we’ll keep track of all the minor moves.
- Tanner Fritz has been returned to the minor leagues by the New York Islanders, who needed room after activating Casey Cizikas from injured reserve. Cizikas hasn’t played in two weeks, but was actually off to quite a good start with nine points in his first 16 games this season. Fritz meanwhile recorded just a single point in his four games.
- The Calgary Flames have recalled Dalton Prout from his conditioning stint with the Stockton Heat, but are unlikely to insert him straight into the lineup. The team will go with a bottom pairing of Oliver Kylington and Rasmus Andersson, giving the youngsters an opportunity to show what they can do together. Prout meanwhile will have to wait patiently for his next chance.
- The Tampa Bay Lightning have swapped minor league goaltenders, recalling Connor Ingram while sending Eddie Pasquale to the AHL. Pasquale has been backing up Louis Domingue since Andrei Vasilevskiy went down to injury, and could be just getting some work in to stay fresh. The 21-year old Ingram has played extremely well for the Syracuse Crunch this season, but it’s still to be seen whether he’ll get any NHL action on this recall.
- Cameron Schilling is on his way up to the Winnipeg Jets, as the team moved Andrew Copp to injured reserve. The Jets were missing Dustin Byfuglien from practice today after he suffered what appeared to be a concussion on a play last night. Byfuglien returned to the game after being cleared in the protocol, but was held out today as a precaution.