While it has been quiet on the transaction front in the NHL today, there has been a bit of movement when it comes to prospects.
- The Hurricanes have assigned prospect Jesper Sellgren to their farm team in Charlotte, the AHL team announced. The defenseman was a sixth-round pick of Carolina last June and fared relatively well in his first full season in the SHL with Lulea. Sellgren has inked a PTO with the Checkers to cover the remainder of their postseason but he remains under contract in Sweden for one more year.
- The Maple Leafs have released defenseman Eemeli Rasanen from his PTO with their AHL affiliate, per the AHL’s Transactions page. The 20-year-old split the season between Jokerit of the KHL and Kiekko-Vantaa of the Mestis, Finland’s second division before joining the Marlies in mid-March when his season came to an end. However, he played in just five regular season games down the stretch and has yet to suit up in the postseason. Rasanen, a second-rounder back in 2017, is already signed with Jokerit for the 2019-20 season.