It appears as though there will be daily movement this season between the active roster and taxi squad. Although some major names may be highlighted in separate articles, this is where you’ll find the majority of shuffle news each day.
- The Detroit Red Wings have moved Taro Hirose and Givani Smith back to the taxi squad after their overtime loss last night. The team is now 2-4-1 on the season and have scored just four goals in their last three games, but should be getting some reinforcements back off the COVID Protocol list at some point in the near future.
- Connor Bunnaman and Samuel Morin were moved back to the Philadelphia Flyers taxi squad following their win last night. Bunnaman, 22, has yet to record a point this season in his three games, while Morin is still waiting to make his debut at forward after switching positions in the offseason.
- Hunter Jones has been moved back to the AHL by the Minnesota Wild, likely meaning Andrew Hammond will be returned to the taxi squad. Hammond had been called up on an emergency basis as Cam Talbot dealt with a lower-body injury.
- The Winnipeg Jets have sent Logan Stanley and Kristian Vesalainen back to the taxi squad, saving money on off days by moving the entry-level deals off the roster. The Jets don’t play again until Saturday, giving them some rest and practice time after playing seven games through the early part of the season. With that extra practice time in mind, they have added 2020 first-round pick Cole Perfetti to the practice squad switching out C.J. Suess who head to the AHL’s Manitoba Moose. The Jets will get another chance to see what the talented young forward can do against his NHL teammates.