As NHL teams continue to journey closer to the Stanley Cup, the AHL will kick off their own playoff push in a few days. The minor league playoffs are nearly as grueling and can see key players disappear at a moment’s notice if their NHL club needs them. Organizations will also be making some final moves to recall those who didn’t qualify for the Calder Cup playoffs, giving them some extra depth for the next few weeks. As they do, we’ll be right here to keep track.
- Jared Coreau will serve as third goaltender for the St. Louis Blues after being recalled today. Coreau spent the season in the minor leagues playing for two different teams, but failed to find much success on either one. He won’t be needed unless injury occurs.
- With Andrei Svechnikov and Micheal Ferland both dealing with injuries, the Carolina Hurricanes have recalled Patrick Brown under emergency conditions. Brown was set to start his AHL playoff series with the Charlotte Checkers on Saturday, but may have to help the Hurricanes instead as they deal with injuries. Svechnikov is in the concussion protocol, while Ferland’s status has not yet been updated.