While the trade market is fairly light in the NHL, activity has started to pick up elsewhere. A couple of swaps highlight this list of minor transactions.
- Pittsburgh’s AHL affiliate announced the acquisitions of center Peter Abbandonato and defenseman Owen Headrick from Chicago for future considerations. Abbandonato had 46 points with Laval last season but has been limited to just two in a dozen appearances this year. Headrick, meanwhile, had 54 points in 61 ECHL contests last season and played in five games this season with the Wolves. With Carolina recently loaning some players to Chicago, the Wolves had a bit of a roster crunch which this move helps to alleviate.
- Canadiens prospect Dmitri Kostenko is on the move in the VHL as the league announced that the blueliner has been moved to Yugra for cash considerations. The 21-year-old was a third-round pick back in 2021 (87th overall) and spent last season with KHL Kunlun but dropped down to the lower level this season. Montreal holds his NHL rights indefinitely as there is no transfer agreement between the NHL and the Russian Federation.
- Former NHL blueliner Alexey Marchenko has found a place to play this season as he has joined Ak Bars Kazan on a one-year deal, per a team release. The 31-year-old played in 121 games over parts of four seasons in the NHL between Detroit and Toronto where he had 21 points. This will be his third different team since returning to Russia for the 2017-18 season.
- The Ducks have reassigned forward Jaxsen Wiebe from AHL San Diego to ECHL Tulsa, per a team release. The 21-year-old signed an entry-level deal with Anaheim back in March but is off to a bit of a slow start in his professional career, notching just one assist through his first seven games.