The Colorado Avalanche stayed perfect last night by tearing apart the Washington Capitals’ defense in a 6-3 win, and now have a two-point lead in the Central Division. The Minnesota Wild, who are at the other end of that spectrum will try to build off their first win when they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight. That’s just one of seven games on the schedule, including a potential Western Conference playoff matchup between the Nashville Predators and Vegas Golden Knights. As teams prepare, we’ll be keeping track of all the minor moves as always.
- Former NHL forward Alexandre Grenier has signed with Iserlohn of the German DEL for the rest of the season. Grenier played last season for the Laval Rocket, scoring 27 points and serving as an alternate captain. The 28-year old has nine NHL games under his belt, all with the Vancouver Canucks, but never did register a point at that level.
- Igor Eronko of Sport-Express reports that Ryan Sproul has signed a one-year deal with Kunlun Red Star in the KHL. Sproul played for three different AHL teams last season, but spent the most time with the Hershey Bears where he scored 23 points in 52 games.
- The Dallas Stars have sent Joel L’Esperance and Nicholas Caamano back to the minor leagues, after the team suffered their fifth loss of the season yesterday. The Stars are in panic mode already in the young season, but should be getting some help back soon in the form of Corey Perry.
- With Oscar Fantenberg dealing with injury, the Vancouver Canucks have recalled Ashton Sautner from the minor leagues. Sautner played 17 games for Vancouver last season, recording a single point.
- After activating Sam Steel off of injured reserve yesterday, the Anaheim Ducks have sent Isac Lundestrom to the minor leagues. Lundestrom played three games for the Ducks this season but was held pointless, and can now continue his development in the AHL.