If there were a list of the most important nights on the NHL schedule, this evening may rank pretty high. With ten games on tap there are key matchups all across the league, including a massive battle between the Pittsburgh Penguins and Carolina Hurricanes. Both teams are playing well and have actually started to chase down the top teams in the Metropolitan Division, coming into tonight’s action just three and six points behind the New York Islanders respectively. As teams prepare for all the big showdowns tonight, we’ll be here keeping track of all the minor moves.
- The Tampa Bay Lightning have sent Cameron Gaunce back to the minor leagues after serving as insurance last night. With Dan Girardi and Anton Stralman continuing their recovery, the team needed an extra defenseman just in case. Gaunce will return to the AHL where he has had an outstanding season and wait for his next opportunity at the NHL level.
- Justin Bailey has been recalled by the Philadelphia Flyers once again, a normal occurrence lately for the young forward. Bailey has played seven games for the Flyers since being acquired earlier this season, but is still looking for his first point in the black and orange.