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 Senators announced (Twitter link) that they’ve recalled defenseman Erik Brannstrom from the taxi squad in advance of their game against Calgary. The 21-year-old has two goals and two assists in eight games so far this season.
- The Canadiens shuffled up their taxi squad composition, sending Alex Belzile and Cale Fleury to AHL Laval while recalling Brandon Baddock and Joel Teasdale, per the AHL’s Transactions log. Baddock and Teasdale won’t actually join Montreal but needed to be recalled to keep their taxi squad at the minimum number of players. As expected, Paul Byron was also recalled from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly.
- The Jets announced (Twitter link) that they’ve recalled defenseman Logan Stanley from the taxi squad. He will take the place of Tucker Poolman who was placed on injured reserve. Stanley has played in 13 games so far with Winnipeg this season, averaging just under 12 minutes per game.
- Toronto has changed up their taxi squad, announcing (Twitter link) that they’ve assigned winger Alex Galchenyuk and defenseman Martin Marincin to the minors while recalling winger Kenny Agostino and blueliner Timothy Liljegren to the taxi squad in their place. The moves are basically to get Marincin and Galchenyuk some game action with neither suiting up over the last couple of weeks.
- The Flames recalled center Glenn Gawdin and defenseman Oliver Kylington from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Gawdin was in their lineup against Ottawa on the fourth line while Kylington was once again a healthy scratch.
- Ilya Samsonov is back with Washington as the team announced (Twitter link) that they’ve recalled him back to the taxi squad from AHL Hershey. Samsonov has played in four games with the Bears as he works his way back from a bout with COVID-19, posting a .869 SV%. The Capitals returned Pheonix Copley to Hershey in a corresponding move.
- The Devils have assigned defenseman Connor Carrick from the taxi squad to Binghamton of the AHL, per the AHL’s Transactions log. The 26-year-old has only played once for New Jersey this season and cleared waivers earlier this month but will now get an opportunity to get some playing time in the minors. Meanwhile, Matt Tennyson was recalled to New Jersey’s taxi squad.
- Jared McCann is back, activated off the the injured reserve by the Pittsburgh Penguins. Joining him on the roster is Anthony Angello, recalled from the taxi squad. Drew O’Connor has been reassigned to the taxi squad in Angello’s place. Sam Miletic, also previously on the IR, has been activated and assigned to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
- The Predators have recalled winger Eeli Tolvanen from the taxi squad, per their transactions log. The 21-year-old has been shuffled back and forth on a near-daily basis this month but still has managed to play in 10 games for Nashville this season, notching two goals and an assist.
- The Red Wings announced (Twitter link) that they have recalled center Frans Nielsen and winger Evgeny Svechnikov from their taxi squad. Nielsen cleared waivers earlier this week while Svechnikov has been limited to just three games with AHL Grand Rapids this season. Detroit also recalled goaltender Kaden Fulcher to the taxi squad from the Griffins.
- Rhett Gardner is back up with the Dallas Stars. The team announced that the big, physical forward has been recalled from the taxi squad. Gardner has yet to find the score sheet through four games with Dallas and two games with AHL Texas so far this season, but was productive in the minors last year and hopes to find that touch soon.
- The Sharks have sent winger Kurtis Gabriel to the AHL’s Barracuda from their taxi squad, per the AHL’s Transactions log. The 27-year-old has played just one game with San Jose this season and should benefit from being able to get into a game at the minor league level.
- The Arizona Coyotes have recalled forward Dryden Hunt from the taxi squad. Hunt, in his first season with the ’Yotes, has two points in five games but has spent much of his time on the taxi squad.
- Lias Andersson has been recalled from the taxi squad, the Los Angeles Kings announced. This has been a common transaction for L.A. this season, as Andersson is waiver-exempt and can move freely between the taxi squad and active roster. The young center has played in more than half of the Kings’ games so far.
This post will be updated throughout the day.