The NHL is not currently using a taxi squad system like last season, but that won’t stop teams from executing daily transactions to save cap and bring fresh bodies to the NHL. While some of the more notable moves may be mentioned elsewhere, we’ll keep track of every recall and reassignment right here.
- The Montreal Canadiens have assigned Ryan Poehling to the minor leagues, and won’t have him in the press box when they face Toronto tonight in their season opener. The team claimed Adam Brooks off waivers this week, essentially taking Poehling’s spot as the latter is still waiver-exempt. The 22-year-old center has really struggled to make an impact for the organization since his incredible three-goal debut in 2019.
- The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled Pierre-Olivier Joseph from the AHL, after Mike Matheson was a late scratch yesterday. The team has sent Anthony Angelo back to the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins to make room. Joseph, 22, is one of Pittsburgh’s top prospects and played in 16 games last season. Many of those were at the beginning of the year when the team was devastated by injuries, and the young defender showed well in heavy minutes.
- The Colorado Avalanche have recalled Jayson Megna from the AHL, as they prepare to open their season without Nathan MacKinnon. The superstar center tested positive for COVID-19 and will miss at least tonight’s game, meaning Megna can come up and slide into a fourth-line role while everyone else moves up. Megna played seven games for the team last season, registering two points.
- The Winnipeg Jets have assigned C.J. Suess to the Manitoba Moose after he cleared waivers today. The 27-year-old forward has just one NHL game to his name and will likely spend most of the year in the minor leagues.
- The Vegas Golden Knights have recalled Jonas Rondbjerg and Jake Leschyshyn from the AHL, while sending Jack Dugan and Pavel Dorofeyev down to the Henderson Silver Knights. It appears as though the Golden Knights may be gracing the AHL transaction piece daily as they navigate a delicate cap situation throughout the year.
- After signing Colton Sceviour and placing Josh Archibald on long-term injured reserve, the Edmonton Oilers also recalled Kyle Turris from the AHL and sent Philip Broberg down in his place. Turris, a one-time 60-point scorer, had just five in 27 games for the Oilers last season.
- The Seattle Kraken have sent Alexander True to the Charlotte Checkers while recalling Kole Lind. They have also placed Marcus Johansson on injured reserve.
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