There are a dozen games on the schedule today including an Original Six matchup between Montreal and Toronto where the Maple Leafs will look to become the third team in the Eastern Conference to officially clinch a playoff spot with a victory. With that many games on tap, there should be several roster moves made throughout the day which we’ll keep track of here.
- The Maple Leafs appear to have brought up goaltender Carter Hutton as TSN’s Mark Masters notes (Twitter link) that the veteran was at the morning skate today. Hutton was acquired from Arizona back in February but remained with their AHL affiliate in Tucson. However, with Toronto’s AHL affiliate having three injured goalies plus Petr Mrazek out for the rest of the regular season, Toronto now has a use for the 36-year-old whose presence could eventually allow Erik Kallgren to go back to the minors where he’d get more playing time unless they eventually opt to send Hutton to the Marlies instead.
- The Flyers announced (Twitter link) that they’ve recalled winger Hayden Hodgson from Lehigh Valley of the AHL. The 25-year-old was converted to an NHL contract just before the trade deadline and has played in five games since then, picking up a goal and an assist along with 11 penalty minutes. He’ll take the place of winger Joel Farabee who is out with a non-COVID illness.
- The Penguins announced (Twitter link) that they’ve returned center Filip Hallander to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. The 21-year-old made his NHL debut on Thursday but with Jason Zucker returning to the lineup, Pittsburgh had to either send Hallander back or convert him to one of their four allowable post-deadline regular recalls.
- The New York Islanders announced (Twitter Link) that they’ve recalled forward Andy Andreoff from the Bridgeport Islanders of the AHL. Andreoff has spent the majority of the season with Bridgeport, but did get into five games with the Islanders this season amid their COVID outbreak in late November and early December. The call-up comes with forward Casey Cizikas being suspended for one game after a hit on Carolina Hurricanes’ defenseman Brendan Smith last night. Andreoff will draw into the lineup tonight against the St. Louis Blues.
This post will be updated throughout the day.