With the preseason coming to an end tonight, today’s transactions are largely highlighted by teams recalling players to give them one final look while giving a regular some extra rest heading into the season. We’ll run down today’s minor moves here.
- The Maple Leafs announced the recalls of forwards Nicholas Abruzzese, Max Ellis, Roni Hirvonen, Logan Shaw, and Ryan Tverberg, defensemen Tommy Miller, Topi Niemela, and Marshall Rifai, plus goaltender Dennis Hildeby from AHL Toronto. The majority of those players are expected to suit up tonight in Detroit.
- The Blackhawks have recalled forwards Dave Gust, Brett Seney, and Mike Hardman from Rockford of the AHL, reports Mark Lazerus of The Athletic. The three have already cleared waivers in training camp and these temporary promotions won’t count against their 10-game/30-day clock before they’d need to pass through again.
- The Senators announced they’ve recalled forwards Tarun Fizer, Zack Ostapchuk, and Egor Sokolov along with Dillon Heatherington, Jacob Larsson, and Nikolas Matinpalo from AHL Belleville. All six are expected to be in the lineup against Montreal tonight.
- Veteran Paul Thompson has announced his retirement at the age of 34. The forward played in 24 career NHL contests between Florida and New Jersey where he had three assists. Thompson spent the bulk of his time at the AHL level, making 697 appearances over parts of 13 seasons.
This post will be updated throughout the day.