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 Florida Panthers have recalled Chase Priskie and Matt Kiersted from the Charlotte Checkers, and the latter will be in the lineup for the team tonight. The 23-year-old Kiersted was one of the most sought-after college free agents this spring, and ended up playing seven games down the stretch for the Panthers after his season at the University of North Dakota came to an end.
- The Tampa Bay Lightning have recalled Andrej Sustr from the AHL, bringing back a former regular after several years away. Sustr, 30, last played for Tampa Bay in the 2017-18 season but has spent the last three seasons in the AHL or KHL, last playing for Kunlun Red Star. The 6’7″ defenseman could replace Zach Bogosian, who is dealing with an injury and could be held out of tonight’s game.
- The Ottawa Senators have recalled Filip Gustavsson from the minor leagues, sending Erik Brannstrom down to make room. The team will carry three goaltenders for the time being as Matt Murray works his way back from injury. Anton Forsberg is expected to start tonight, while Gustavsson will serve as the backup.
- The Philadelphia Flyers have recalled Jackson Cates, Nick Seeler, and Max Willman from the AHL, giving them some options while they wait for Patrick Brown and Zack MacEwen to be available. The former was placed in the COVID protocol and the latter is still waiting on a U.S. work visa. Rasmus Ristolainen is also day-to-day with an upper-body injury, leading to the need for Seeler.
- After starting off the new campaign on the Season-Opening Injured Reserve, young defenseman Alec Regula is already back in action. Chicago Blackhawks beat writer Carter Baum reports that the team has activated Regula from the IR and assigned him to the AHL’s Rockford Ice Hogs. Regula played in three NHL games as a first year pro and should get another opportunity with the Hawks at some point this season.
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