The Montreal Canadiens weren’t able to win last night’s important game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, and now things are even tighter in the Eastern Conference playoff race. It’ll have to wait for tomorrow though, as the NHL has mostly Western Conference playoff implications on tap tonight. The Arizona Coyotes and Colorado Avalanche will do battle in a must-win situation for both teams, while the Minnesota Wild are just trying to stay alive in a game against the Vegas Golden Knights. As they prepare for the action, we’ll be right here keeping track of all the minor moves.
- The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Martin Frk and Jake Chelios under emergency conditions in time for their game tonight. The game will be a battle for draft lottery odds against the New Jersey Devils and very well could involved several players held out for minor injuries. If Chelios—the son of legendary NHL defenseman Chris Chelios—gets into a game with the Red Wings he would be making his long awaited NHL debut at the age of 28.
- Troy Grosenick has been recalled by the Nashville Predators, who announced that Juuse Saros is sick. Grosenick is expected to back up Pekka Rinne in tonight’s game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
- The Boston Bruins have recalled Karson Kuhlman again under emergency conditions, meaning he’ll turn around and come back from Providence. The young forward was sent down just yesterday, but will get another chance to experience the NHL.