Auston Matthews and Jack Eichel put on a show in Buffalo, while the 80’s were alive and well in Columbus last night with the Blue Jackets and Flames combining for 15 goals. After an extremely entertaining Tuesday night, the league has just three games on the docket for this evening. As teams prepare for those games and the upcoming weekend, we’ll be right here keeping track of all the minor moves.
- Dean Kukan hasn’t played for the Columbus Blue Jackets in some time, so the team has decided to send him to the AHL on a conditioning loan. That loan can last up to 14 days and will give Kukan a chance to get his legs back under him in a real game. The 25-year old defenseman has played in just six contests this season, and would require waivers to be sent to AHL for any longer.
- The Buffalo Sabres have sent Matt Tennyson back to the minor leagues, meaning Lawrence Pilut has likely earned himself a longer look in the NHL lineup. Tennyson has still yet to get into a game with the Sabres this season, but has one point in seven contests for the Rochester Americans.
- Reid Duke, the first player in Vegas Golden Knights history, has been recalled by the club for the first time during a regular season. The Golden Knights have sent down Daniel Carr in his place, making Duke the 13th forward on the roster. Interestingly, David Schoen of the Las Vegas Review-Journal reports that Max Pacioretty actually “tweaked something,” meaning Duke could potentially get into the lineup before long. The 22-year old forward has 13 points in 22 games for the Chicago Wolves this season.