Minor league training camps open this week and their NHL affiliates will be sending players down to compete for jobs in the AHL. With that in mind, there will likely be several more minor transactions coming across the wire. Like always, we’ll keep an eye on all the minor league, college and European moves right here:
- All the players from yesterday have cleared waivers and can be assigned to the minor leagues.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled Kasimir Kaskisuo, following their release of Michal Neuvirth earlier today. The team needed another goaltender in camp, but unless a waiver claim is made at some point it looks like the NHL backup job is now Michael Hutchinson’s to lose. Kaskisuo is also fighting to show the organization what he can do, as two young goaltenders in Ian Scott and Joseph Woll are pushing for the AHL jobs.
- The San Jose Sharks have recalled eight players from the AHL, giving them some extra bodies for the last few preseason contests. Joachim Blichfeld, Ivan Chekhovich, Sasha Chmelevski, Nick DeSimone, Noah Gregor, Nikolai Knyzhov, Andrew Shortridge and Jeffrey Viel have all been brought back up for the time being.