It’s another important night in the NHL playoff race, as teams like the Columbus Blue Jackets and Arizona Coyotes get a chance to make up some ground. They’ll take on the Boston Bruins and St. Louis Blues respectively in two of the eight match-ups scheduled for this evening. As teams prepare for the action, we’ll be here keeping track of all the minor moves.
- The Bruins have recalled Trent Frederic under emergency conditions in time for their game against the Blue Jackets tonight. Frederic, 21, has zero points in his 11-game NHL career so far but will try to change that when he gets back into the lineup tonight. The 2016 first-round pick has 20 points in 45 games with AHL Providence this year.
- Haydn Fleury has earned another call-up from the Carolina Hurricanes, marking his eighth promotion of the year. Buried in the organization’s loaded blue line depth, Fleury has skated in just 14 games with the ’Canes this season after playing in 67 last year. The 2014 No. 7 overall pick will take any chance he can get to get back into the Carolina lineup.