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 Colorado Avalanche have several new additions to their taxi squad. Their AHL affiliate announced that Martin Kaut, Keaton Middleton, Miikka Salomaki, and Adam Werner were all promoted to the taxi squad with Jayson Megna being sent down. Those recalls were needed with the promotions of Jonas Johansson, Conor Timmins, and Kiefer Sherwood on emergency loans to the NHL roster, per CapFriendly.
- The Minnesota Wild have recalled Nico Sturm from the taxi squad on an emergency basis, per CapFriendly. The 25-year-old has six goals and four assists in 38 games played this season while logging a little less than 11 minutes per game.
- The San Jose Sharks have recalled Joel Kellman on an emergency basis from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. He scored his first goal of the season back on Saturday and has played in six games so far. Jacob Middleton was recalled to the taxi squad from the minors in a corresponding move.
- The Vegas Golden Knights recalled Dylan Sikura to the taxi squad and then promoted him to the active roster later in the day, per CapFriendly. Tonight will be his first NHL game of the year after playing in 47 contests with Chicago over parts of the last three seasons.
- The Montreal Canadiens are flying Charlie Lindgren to Edmonton on a private charter to serve as the team’s taxi squad goaltender. Lindgren will not have to face quarantine restrictions, giving Montreal another goalie to help out while Carey Price is dealing with a concussion. Cayden Primeau was recalled from the taxi squad to take Price’s place, per CapFriendly.
- The Edmonton Oilers have recalled James Neal from the taxi squad while also activating Ryan Nugent-Hopkins off injured reserve. Neal is likely taking the place of Jujhar Khaira on the active roster after he was shaken up early in Monday’s game against Montreal. Nugent-Hopkins, meanwhile, has missed the last two weeks with a concussion.
- The Vancouver Canucks have sent Ashton Sautner and Michael DiPietro back to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Both players had been up on emergency recalls as Vancouver is missing several players due to injuries and COVID-19. Guillaume Brisebois was also sent to the minors.
- The Detroit Red Wings have once again flipped Kevin Boyle and Kaden Fulcher between the taxi squad and AHL, with the latter joining the Grand Rapids Griffins this time. The team consistently swaps their depth goalies back and forth to keep them playing.
- The Carolina Hurricanes have returned Jake Bean, Morgan Geekie, and Max McCormick to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. The three are no strangers to being shuffled back and forth and as they were all up on emergency recall, they won’t count against Carolina’s limit if they’re needed again for tomorrow’s game against Florida.
- The Dallas Stars have sent Ty Dellandrea and Taylor Fedun back to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Both players were recalled yesterday on emergency loans although Dellandrea was the only one who suited up against Detroit.
- The Nashville Predators have brought up Tanner Jeannot from the taxi squad while sending Philip Tomasino back to the AHL from the taxi squad. Jeannot has two goals in six games this season while Tomasino has 20 points in just 18 games in his first professional season.
- After bringing them both up yesterday, the New Jersey Devils have sent Brett Seney and Nate Schnarr back to the AHL. Schnarr, 22, is still waiting for his first chance at the NHL level but has six goals and 11 points in 20 games for the Binghamton Devils this year. Connor Carrick and Matt Tennyson were also sent back to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly.
- The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled Mason Millman to the taxi squad from the Lehigh Valley Phantoms. Millman, 19, is one of the prospects who should have gone back to the OHL, had the junior league ever been able to start this season. He’ll get a taste of NHL life will on the taxi squad, though it is unlikely he actually gets into a game.
- The Buffalo Sabres have loaned Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. The 22-year-old is viewed as their potential starter of the future and despite having a tough year in the minors, he’s expected to make his NHL debut in the coming days.
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