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 Vancouver Canucks announced they have recalled forward Will Lockwood from the Utica Comets of the AHL. The 22-year-old forward spent his first professional season in the AHL after four years at the University of Michigan. He scored four goals and 11 points in 24 contests and now will likely get into a couple of games with the Canucks to finish out the regular season once he clears quarantine.
- The Ottawa Senators announced they have assigned forward Vitaly Abramov to their taxi squad. The 23-year-old made two appearances for Ottawa this past week but failed to register a point or a shot on goal in either contest.
- The Calgary Flames have recalled center Glenn Gawdin from the taxi squad, according to Flames reporter Ryan Pike. Gawdin is expected to center the team’s fourth line tonight.
- The Philadelphia Flyers have assigned defenseman Wyatte Wylie from the taxi squad to the Lehigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL, according to the AHL transaction page. Wylie has yet to make an NHL appearance but has appeared in 20 games in the AHL with a goal and six points.
- The New Jersey Devils have assigned goaltender Gilles Senn from the taxi squad to the Binghamton Devils of the AHL, according to the AHL transaction page. The 25-year-old Senn has struggled in Binghamton with a .893 save percentage and a 3.66 GAA in 16 appearances.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins announced they have recalled several players from the taxi squad to the NHL roster now that rosters have been expanded and taxi squads have been eliminated for playoff teams. The team recalled goaltender Emil Larmi as well as defensemen Juuso Riikola and Yannick Weber. The team has also converted the emergency recalls of goaltenders Alex D’Orio and Maxime Lagace into regular recalls. Defenseman Josh Maniscalco has also been assigned to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins of the AHL.
- With their season over, the Anaheim Ducks made a number of roster moves with their young players (according to the AHL transaction page), sending forwards Trevor Zegras, Andrew Agozzino, Vinni Lettieri as well as defensemen Jamie Drysdale, Simon Benoit, Trevor Carrick and Josh Mahura to the San Diego Gulls of the AHL. All are expected to help the Gulls in the playoffs as San Diego is the top seed in the Pacific Division.
- The Colorado Avalanche have assigned forward T.J. Tynan from the taxi squad to the Colorado Eagles of the AHL, according to the AHL transaction page. Tynan has eight goals and 33 points in 24 AHL games and will likely play a key role in the AHL playoffs in the Pacific Division.
- The Arizona Coyotes announced that they have returned defensemen Victor Soderstrom and Kyle Capobianco plus forward Jan Jenik to Tucson of the AHL. The three will be able to play in their upcoming playoffs and in the case of Soderstrom and Jenik – two of their better prospects – a little bit of extra playing time will help from a development perspective.
- The Chicago Blackhawks recalled forward Evan Barratt from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL and have put him on the Hawks’ taxi squad, according to NHL.com’s Brandon Cain. The 22-year-old Barratt has five goals and 14 points in 27 games with Rockford this year and likely will get a chance to make his NHL debut before the regular season ends.
- The Dallas Stars announced they have recalled forward Joel L’Esperance from the taxi squad. He has two goals in 12 games with Dallas this season.