As we head into the very last stretch of regular season, the NHL is packed full of action. With teams jockeying for playoff positions and trying to secure home ice advantage for the first round, tonight’s schedule will be more must-see television. The St. Louis Blues and Vegas Golden Knights will do battle to try and show who is a real contender in the Western Conference. As they and the rest of the 11 teams in action tonight prepare, we’ll be here keeping track of all the minor moves.
- The Washington Capitals have sent Tyler Lewington back down, a cap saving measure for the team as they grind towards the playoffs. With Lewington sent down, the team now has enough cap room to recall Jonas Siegenthaler, their preferred replacement on defense. Without Michal Kempny available the team was in a financial pinch, and could be in trouble if any other players get injured.
- The Nashville Predators have assigned Miikka Salomaki and Austin Watson to the minor leagues on long-term injury loans. Watson of course was recently reinstated from his indefinite suspension and hasn’t played in an NHL game since late January. Salomaki too will need time to get back up to speed after sitting out for months due to injury.
- Joey Anderson is on his way back to the NHL, recalled today by the New Jersey Devils. The 20-year old has played 29 games for the Devils this year, but dealt with injury and missed a good chunk of development time. Selected in the third round, Anderson developed into a legitimate two-way threat in college and looks to have a long future in New Jersey.