It’s a busy Saturday around the league with 26 games in action. Even with the roster freeze in effect, there will still be some roster shuffling as players are brought up to cover for injuries or returned if emergency recall conditions no longer exist. We’ll keep tabs on those moves here.
- The Islanders have recalled veteran winger Andrew Ladd from AHL Bridgeport, notes Arthur Staple of The Athletic (Twitter link). He’s taking the place of winger Cal Clutterbuck who underwent successful surgery today to repair a torn tendon and is out indefinitely. Ladd started the season on LTIR as he worked his way back from an ACL tear. Once cleared, he passed through waivers unclaimed and has played in 19 games with the Sound Tigers this season, recording seven goals and two assists.
- Martin Marincin’s frequent travelling between the Maple Leafs and the AHL Marlies continues as Toronto announced (via Twitter) that they’ve sent the blueliner along with center Adam Brooks back to the minors. It’s the fifth demotion for Marincin since November 29th. The two have been serving as injury insurance but will get an opportunity to get back into game action today at the minor league level. While they weren’t up under emergency conditions, they were on regular recall after December 11th making them eligible to be demoted despite the roster freeze.