Eleven games are on the docket around the NHL this evening, including a prime Canadian matchup between the Winnipeg Jets and Edmonton Oilers. The last time these two teams faced off, the Oilers were swept out of the playoffs, losing a heartbreaking triple-overtime game to end their season. With tonight’s game the first half of a home-and-home between the two teams, there’s certainly going to be some intensity on the ice. As they and others prepare for action, we’ll keep track of all the minor shuffling
- With their games postponed, the Ottawa Senators have returned Jacob Bernard-Docker, Maxence Guenette, Dillon Heatherington, Scott Sabourin, and Egor Sokolov to the AHL. All five of those players are on two-way deals that pay them less at the minor league level and could potentially suit up for the Belleville Senators this Saturday.
- With Sammy Blais injured, Greg McKegg has been recalled from the AHL for the New York Rangers. McKegg has already played eight games for the Rangers this season, meaning if he plays another two he’ll have to clear waivers again to return to the minor leagues. The 29-year-old does not yet have a point this season.
- After Ryan Ellis was placed on injured reserve, Nick Seeler was recalled under emergency conditions by the Philadelphia Flyers. Seeler has been up before, but now may be called on for a while longer with Ellis listed as week-to-week.
- Those Jets have sent Dylan Samberg to the AHL, suggesting he’s ready to return to action after dealing with injury through the first part of the season. Samberg hasn’t played at all so far, but was right on the cusp of making his NHL debut when last season ended. The 22-year-old defenseman had seven points in 32 games for the Manitoba Moose last year.
- With Jonathan Marchessault unavailable, the Vegas Golden Knights have recalled Paul Cotter and Sven Baertschi from the minor leagues. Cotter, 22, is an exciting prospect for the team that has worked his way from fourth-round pick to NHL option in just three years.
- The Los Angeles Kings have sent Gabriel Vilardi to the AHL, suggesting he’s ready to get back on the ice. The young forward hasn’t played since the end of October, and had just one goal in seven games for the Kings.
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