With the signing and trade freeze set for 2 PM CST today, it could be a busy day around the NHL. In the meantime, we’ll keep track of any minor moves made here.
- Canadiens RFA winger Jake Lucchini has accepted an AHL contract for next season as Montreal’s affiliate in Laval announced (Twitter link) that the 26-year-old has inked a one-year deal. Lucchini had three goals and three assists in 28 AHL games this past season and will no longer take up one of Montreal’s 50 contract slots. The Canadiens can still tender him a qualifying offer later this month to retain his NHL rights.
- The Predators have added some minor league depth as their AHL affiliate in Milwaukee announced the signing of center Mitch McLain to a one-year contract. McLean spent parts of the last four seasons in Minnesota’s farm system and had five goals and two assists in 22 games with AHL Iowa in 2020-21.