It’s a very busy Saturday across the NHL with a total of 28 teams in action so there is likely to be plenty of roster movement throughout the day. We’ll keep tabs on those here.
- The Islanders announced (Twitter link) that they have placed winger Andrew Ladd on LTIR and have assigned him to Bridgeport of the AHL on a conditioning stint. The veteran has been out all season as he works his way back from ACL surgery. The transfer to LTIR prior to the placement is noteworthy as that classifies the assignment as a Bona Fide Long-Term Injury Conditioning Loan. That means Ladd will be down for a maximum of three games or six days unless the team petitions the Commissioner’s Office for a two-game extension if they believe more time is needed.
- The Blue Jackets have recalled winger Kole Sherwood from AHL Cleveland and sent winger Jakob Lilja to the Monsters, per a team release. Lilja has had a sparing role with Columbus this season, logging less than nine minutes a night on their fourth line so this should be an opportunity to get him some more playing time. Meanwhile, Sherwood is tied for second on Cleveland in goals in the early going this year; this will be his second career NHL stint after getting into a pair of games last season.
- Peter Cehlarik is back up with Boston as the team announced his recall from AHL Providence. The winger saw action in one game last weekend with the Bruins before returning to Providence where he has ten points in seven games this season. He’ll take the place of winger Brett Ritchie who won’t play tonight due to an infected cut.
- The Stars have assigned winger Nicholas Caamano to AHL Texas, per the AHL’s Transactions Page. The rookie has a goal in eight games with Dallas this season but is averaging less than ten minutes per game so this will be an opportunity for him to get some more playing time. It also suggests that winger Blake Comeau is ready to return from injury.
- The Canucks announced (Twitter link) that they’ve recalled defenseman Oscar Fantenberg from his conditioning loan with Utica (AHL). He has yet to play with Vancouver this season which is why he agreed to go to the minors to get some game action in. He suited up in two games with the Comets during that stretch.
- CapFriendly reports that the Anaheim Ducks have assigned forward Max Jones to the San Diego Gulls of the AHL. The 21-year-old has played 12 games for Anaheim this season, but he has tallied just one assist in that time and recently saw his playing time decrease, including just playing 7:32 Friday night. A first-round pick in 2016, Jones will likely head back to San Diego to work on his all-around game and to build confidence back.
- The Athletic’s Craig Morgan reports that the Arizona Coyotes have activated defenseman Jordan Oesterle from injured reserve after the 27-year-old missed the last six games with a head injury after taking a shot to the back of his head on Oct. 17 against Nashville. Oesterle is expected to play Saturday against Colorado. He has played in six games this year before the injury, picking up two assists in that span.