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:
- Dryden Hunt has been recalled from the Arizona Coyotes taxi squad, the first time he’s been back with the main roster since last month. The 25-year-old forward has two points in six games with the Coyotes this season.
- The Los Angeles Kings have made multiple moves, as has been the norm for the team this season, but it’s just one variety of transaction today. L.A. announced that forward Lias Andersson and defensemen Tobias Bjornfot and Daniel Brickley have all been recalled from the taxi squad.
- The San Jose Sharks have moved center Joel Kellman and winger Stefan Noesen to the minors, notes Curtis Pashelka of the Mercury News. They have played in four and five games respectively this season and have yet to record a point. Those assignments created extra taxi squad space which was used on forwards John Leonard, Fredrik Handemark, and Antti Suomela along with defenseman Fredrik Claesson, per CapFriendly.
- The Anaheim Ducks have returned goalie Olle Eriksson Ek to the minors, per the AHL’s transactions log. Additionally, the Ducks sent defensemen Andy Welinski and Kodie Curran along with forward Vinni Lettieri to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly.
- The Colorado Avalanche brought up defenseman Greg Pateryn and forward Logan O’Connor from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Both players were in the lineup against Los Angeles today.
- The Minnesota Wild recalled forward Luke Johnson from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. His presence was needed due to Marcus Johansson’s continued unavailability with the veteran remaining on IR a little longer.
- The St. Louis Blues assigned forward Dakota Joshua and Steven Santini to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Additionally, the Blues sent winger Sam Anas back to the minors.
- The Vegas Golden Knights sent defenseman Dylan Coghlan and winger Patrick Brown to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Just days after recording a hat trick, it’s expected that Coghlan will be recalled before Monday’s game against San Jose.
- The Detroit Red Wings have recalled Mathias Brome from the taxi squad as they prepare for their early evening game against the Hurricanes. Detroit actually won their last game against the Lightning, scoring six goals in the process. Brome wasn’t part of that game, but it looks like he will draw back in today. Following the game, he was sent back to the taxi squad.
- Alexander Radulov is back with the Dallas Stars. The team announced that the big scoring forward has been activated from the Injured Reserve. To make room for Radulov’s addition on the active roster, fellow forward Joel L’Esperance has been reassigned to the taxi squad.
- After clearing waivers, the Carolina Hurricanes sent defenseman Jake Gardiner to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly, while recalling forward Morgan Geekie and goaltender Alex Nedeljkovic. Both Geekie and Nedeljkovic have been making near-daily appearances on these lists this season.
- The Nashville Predators returned defensemen Ben Harpur and Alexandre Carrier to the taxi squad. Carrier scored his first career NHL goal on Saturday while Harpur has played in nine games so far this season.
- The Tampa Bay Lightning sent defenseman Luke Schenn to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. The move doesn’t bank them any extra cap space since they’re already in LTIR but it extends Schenn’s waiver exemption.
- The Boston Bruins recalled forwards Karson Kuhlman and Oskar Steen as well as defenseman Jack Ahcan to the taxi squad, per the AHL’s transactions log. The moves are dated for Monday which signifies that Boston will be recalling multiple players up from the taxi squad in advance of their game against Pittsburgh. Some of those players will likely be defenseman Urho Vaakanainen, Anton Blidh, and Daniel Vladar who were all sent to the taxi squad today, per CapFriendly.
- The New York Rangers have returned forward Morgan Barron to AHL Hartford, per the AHL’s transactions log. The 22-year-old has five goals in just eight games with the Wolf Pack in his first professional season. They also assigned defensemen Libor Hajek and K’Andre Miller, forward Kaapo Kakko, and goalie Keith Kinkaid to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly.
- The New York Islanders recalled forwards Leo Komarov and Austin Czarnik from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. The veterans cleared waivers earlier in the year and have been shuffled back and forth with some regularity since then.
- With an off day, the Philadelphia Flyers returned defenseman Nate Prosser and forward Andy Andreoff to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. With their next game set for Monday, there’s a good chance one (if not both) will be recalled for that one.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins sent forwards Anthony Angello and Colton Sceviour to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Sceviour picked up his first point in nearly two months earlier in the week.
- The Ottawa Senators have recalled Clark Bishop and Matthew Peca from the taxi squad. Bishop made his season and Ottawa debut on Friday against Edmonton while Peca has an assist in five games so far this season.
- The Calgary Flames recalled Dominik Simon from the taxi squad while sending forward Derek Ryan and defenseman Oliver Kylington to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Both Ryan and Kylington were in the lineup in Saturday’s victory over Montreal.
- The Toronto Maple Leafs sent forward Kenny Agostino back to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. The 28-year-old made his Toronto debut on Thursday, playing just over four minutes against Winnipeg.
This page will be updated throughout the day.