As we head into the last part of February and the NHL trade deadline, teams will be ordering their rosters for the stretch run. Here we’ll keep an eye on all the minor movement around the league.
- The Columbus Blue Jackets have flipped netminders once again, assigning Joonas Korpisalo to the AHL while recalling Anton Forsberg. The Blue Jackets don’t hit the ice again until the 25th, meaning that they want to keep both young netminders fresh. They’ll likely bounce back and forth a few times this week without actually leaving the Cleveland Monsters facility. The AHL squad plays three times this week.
- The Minnesota Wild have recalled Tyler Graovac today, after just a handful of games in the AHL. Graovac has suited up for 45 games in the NHL this season, scoring six goals. Michael Russo of the Star Tribune notes that this likely means Charlie Coyle will move back to RW, while Erik Haula jumps back to the third-line.
- John Vogl of the Buffalo News reports that the Sabres have sent three players down to the Rochester Americans while they have their mandated bye-week. Justin Bailey, Evan Rodrigues and Nick Baptiste have all been assigned to the AHL for the time being.
- The San Jose Sharks have sent Kevin Labanc, Marcus Sorensen, Nikolay Goldobin and Mirco Mueller to the AHL while they take their bye-week. Since that would put them under the minimum roster spots, they’ve also activated Dylan DeMelo from injured reserve.