The NHL is into the stretch drive now as the trade deadline is well behind us and teams are pushing to be among the 16 that make it to the postseason. This time of year, the games take on greater meaning, but there are less transactions going on as everyone positioned themselves ahead of the deadline for the final quarter of the regular season. That being said, there is still player movement going on around the hockey world, and we will keep track of those transactions here.
- Sasha Chmelevski is staying put with Ufa in the KHL next season, according to Corey Masisak of The Athletic. The Russian winger scored 26 goals and 48 points in 67 games with Ufa this season after spending three years in the San Jose Sharks organization. He remains an NHL restricted free agent but the Sharks will retain his rights through 2023-24 while he plays overseas.
- Former Washington Capitals defenseman Christian Djoos is changing teams in Swizerland next season per a team release. The 28 year old is currently play for EV Zug but has signed with Lausanne HC for the 2023-24 season. The native of Sweden scored nine goals and 36 points in 52 games this season, his second in Switzerland and will bring his two-way game to Lausanne.
- Also joining Djoos in Lausanne is Antti Suomela, the team announced. The Finnish forward is making the jump to Switzerland after one successful season in Sweden. The former San Jose Shark had 37 goals and 66 points for IK Oskarshamn, leading the SHL in goals and points.
- The San Jose Barracuda announced the signing of Anthony Vincent to an amateur tryout. Vincent is a 25 year old forward coming off a strong college season for Long Island University. He scored 17 goals and 37 points in 36 NCAA games and will look to continue that success at the AHL level.