There has been plenty of roster movement between NHL teams and the taxi squad on a daily basis this season. Although some major names may be highlighted in separate articles, this is where you’ll find the majority of that shuffle news each day.
- The Calgary Flames have once again flipped Buddy Robinson and Derek Ryan with the former being recalled and the latter being sent to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. This is a move that has happened several times already this season and will likely be flipped again on Thursday. If that happens and Ryan plays, he’ll need to go through waivers again before he can be returned. Connor Mackey was also sent back to the taxi squad.
- The Montreal Canadiens have reversed yesterday’s goaltending swap, returning Cayden Primeau to Laval of the AHL while recalling Charlie Lindgren to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Prior to Tuesday, Lindgren had been on Montreal’s taxi squad since clearing waivers back in training camp.
- The Vegas Golden Knights have added Kaedan Korczak to the taxi squad, after Brayden McNabb was ruled out with an injury and placed on long-term injured reserve recently. Korczak, 20, won a silver medal with the Canadian World Junior team earlier this year and was a second-round pick of the Golden Knights in 2019.
- The Los Angeles Kings have reassigned Mark Alt, Austin Strand, and Arthur Kaliyev back to the taxi squad, moving Boko Imama and Sean Durzi down to the AHL once again. This is just an off-day money-saving move since the Kings don’t play again until Friday night. Kaliyev, 19, became one of the youngest goal scorers in Kings’ history when he scored in his NHL debut last night.
- The St. Louis Blues have assigned Jacob de la Rose to the taxi squad, CapFriendly reports. He was recalled last week but didn’t see any game action. The center suited up in 34 games for the Blues last season.
- The Chicago Blackhawks have called up Madison Bowey to the taxi squad, sending Michal Teply and Wyatt Kalynuk back to the minor leagues in the process. Bowey signed a two-year contract earlier this season but was sent to the AHL after clearing waivers. The 25-year-old defenseman will now be one step closer to getting back into the NHL, where he played 53 games last season. CapFriendly adds that Reese Johnson was also sent to the taxi squad.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets have assigned Liam Foudy to the taxi squad, moving Nathan Gerbe down to the AHL in the process. Columbus got Patrik Laine into the lineup last night where he played nearly 21 minutes but unfortunately couldn’t register a point in his Blue Jackets debut.
- The Detroit Red Wings are getting back several players from the COVID Protocol list, announcing today that Mathias Brome has been moved to the taxi squad to help make room for Adam Erne, Robby Fabbri, Sam Gagner, and Jonathon Merrill, who have all been removed from the CPRA.
- The Florida Panthers have assigned Owen Tippett to the taxi squad after the young forward played just eight minutes in the team’s last game. Tippett hasn’t recorded a single point so far this season and actually has just one goal in his 12 NHL games. Selected 10th overall in 2017, he still hasn’t quite been able to make his mark at the highest level.
- Tanner Kero is on his way back to the taxi squad for the Dallas Stars, a move that he should be familiar with by this point. Kero has been involved in seven transactions since clearing waivers on January 12, popping up and down from the taxi squad regularly for the Stars.
- The Carolina Hurricanes have returned Morgan Geekie and Alex Nedeljkovic to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Geekie played nearly ten minutes last night while on emergency recall while Nedeljkovic is likely to be on the NHL roster with more regularity over the next few weeks with Petr Mrazek undergoing surgery today.
- After being up on emergency loans, the Colorado Avalanche returned Kiefer Sherwood, Sheldon Dries, and Jacob MacDonald to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. In a corresponding move, Shane Bowers was transferred from the taxi squad to the AHL’s Colorado Eagles.
- With Kaapo Kakko back at practice after a short stint on the COVID Protocol list, the New York Rangers have sent Jonny Brodzinski back to the AHL. Brodzinski played earlier this week for the Rangers, recording a shot and a minor penalty in under eight minutes of ice time. Kakko only spent two days on the list, meaning he never did test positive for the coronavirus.
- The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled Connor Bunnaman from their taxi squad and also re-assigned Samuel Morin to AHL Lehigh Valley from their taxi squad. This is Bunnaman’s fifth recall of the young season while playing in six games for the Flyers while Morin, another player who has been shuffled back and forth, has suited up just once and should get more consistent playing time with the Phantoms.
- The Boston Bruins have added Anton Blidh from the taxi squad and he will make his season debut tonight, reports Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic. The 25-year-old has played in each of the last four seasons and has 28 career NHL games under his belt.
- A day after being sent to the taxi squad, the Buffalo Sabres have moved Arttu Ruotsalainen to Rochester of the AHL, per CapFriendly. He’s in the second year of his entry-level deal but has yet to play in North America. Prior to training camp, he was off to a strong start in Finland, collecting 16 goals and 11 assists in just 19 games with Ilves.
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