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 recalled Hunter Miska to the taxi squad, giving them an extra practice goaltender as they prepare for action tomorrow night. Devan Dubnyk was added to the COVID protocol list yesterday, meaning he is currently unavailable for the team. Kyle Burroughs was also sent back to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly.
- The Los Angeles Kings have brought up Matt Villalta from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. This is his sixth stint on the taxi squad this year although he hasn’t had a look with Los Angeles yet and instead has played in 15 games with AHL Ontario.
- After having him up on an emergency basis, the Minnesota Wild have sent Kyle Rau back to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Rau has two assists in 13 games this season while averaging a little over nine minutes per game.
- The San Jose Sharks have sent Alexander Barabanov, Alexander True, and Greg Pateryn to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. Jacob Middleton was sent from the taxi squad back to the minors in a corresponding move.
- The Vegas Golden Knights have sent Peyton Krebs back to the taxi squad while sending Carl Dahlstrom to the minors, per CapFriendly. Krebs had an assist in his NHL debut last night while on an emergency recall and could be brought back up for their next game against Minnesota tomorrow.
- The Ottawa Senators have moved Filip Gustavsson to the taxi squad once again, while Kevin Mandolese is on his way back to the AHL. The Senators have just four games left in their season but after a strong surge, could potentially avoid finishing last in the North.
- Alex Belzile has been moved to the Montreal Canadiens taxi squad, coming up from the minor leagues. The minor league veteran has still never played an NHL game during the regular season, despite suiting up for six postseason matches last summer.
- The Edmonton Oilers have recalled Evan Bouchard and Kyle Turris from the taxi squad while sending James Neal down, per CapFriendly. Turris and Neal have both cleared waivers and have been shuffled back and forth this season while Bouchard has four points in 12 games.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets have returned Matiss Kivlenieks to the taxi squad. He has been up on an emergency basis with Joonas Korpisalo out for the season and could be recalled once again for their next game against Nashville on Wednesday.
- The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled Mackenzie Entwistle from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. The 21-year-old made his NHL debut back in March and could get a longer look down the stretch.
- The Florida Panthers have sent Philippe Desrosiers back to the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. He dressed for his first career NHL contest on Monday and has a save percentage of .916 in 29 games with AHL Springfield this season.
- The Boston Bruins have recalled Jeremy Swayman from the taxi squad, per CapFriendly. The designation is on an emergency basis with Tuukka Rask not dressing tonight. Swayman has impressed in his first taste of NHL action, recording a save percentage of .942 with a 1.62 GAA in eight games.
- The Buffalo Sabres have brought up Brett Murray to the taxi squad from AHL Rochester, per the AHL’s transactions log. The 22-year-old leads the Amerks in scoring this season with nine goals and ten assists in 23 games.
- The New Jersey Devils have brought up Marian Studenic from AHL Binghamton to the NHL roster as well as recalling Matt Tennyson from the taxi squad on an emergency basis, per CapFriendly. A.J. Greer was sent to the taxi squad in a corresponding move.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled Maxime Lagace from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 28-year-old has played in nine minor league games this season and is taking the place of Casey DeSmith who is dealing with a lower-body injury.
This page will be updated throughout the day.