Arizona probably ruined your bracket anyway, so why bother with March Madness anymore? There’s still hockey going on, and like always we’ll keep track of all the minor moves around the league right here. Check back throughout the day to stay up to date (or head to Hoops Rumors if you somehow picked Buffalo, and are still in a basketball mindset).
- Last night the Edmonton Oilers recalled Ty Rattie from the minor leagues, where he had been the Bakersfield Condors’ best player for much of the season. With 43 points in 53 games, Rattie has once again shown that he can dominate the lower levels. His opportunities in the NHL have been short lived, as he’s suited up just 37 times across parts of five seasons.
- The Vegas Golden Knights also used last night to send a pair of players back to the AHL, assigning Maxime Lagace and Tomas Hyka to the minors. Malcolm Subban is ready to make his return, as the Golden Knights continue to stroll towards the playoffs.
- After calling them up to cover for some minor injuries, the Boston Bruins have sent both Anton Blidh and Paul Postma back down to the AHL. The Bruins are set to take on Tampa Bay Lightning in a game with huge playoff ramifications tomorrow, and will hopefully get back some of their injured players.
- Adin Hill is on his way back to the minor leagues, meaning Antti Raanta is close to returning for the Arizona Coyotes. Raanta hasn’t played in two weeks, but is expected back in the Arizona crease before long. The 21-year old Hill has played four NHL games this season, recording an .891 save percentage.