The Drew Doughty–Matthew Tkachuk battle stole the show in the NHL last night, but James Neal’s four-goal performance wasn’t one to miss either. After that outstanding night of hockey, the league is back with three more tilts tonight. Notably, the Vancouver Canucks are set to name their next captain while Wayne Simmonds will be returning to face the Philadelphia Flyers for the first time since signing in New Jersey. As teams prepare for tonight’s action, we’ll keep track of all the minor moves right here.
- The Winnipeg Jets have returned Nelson Nogier to the minor leagues, as Dmitry Kulikov is expected to be available for their next game. Kulikov had been away on a personal leave for the birth of a child, but will be welcomed back in with open arms in Winnipeg. The Jets have a decimated defense group at the moment, but were still good enough to hold off the Pittsburgh Penguins last night.
- After clearing waivers, Kalle Kossila has been loaned to the AHL by the Toronto Maple Leafs. Kossila may be a potential call-up at some point this season, but for now just needs to get back on the ice after recovering from injury.