Here is where we’ll keep tabs on today’s comings and goings with the minor leagues:
- The Islanders announced (Twitter link) that they have recalled defenseman Scott Mayfield from AHL Bridgeport. He will take the place of Travis Hamonic on the active roster, who has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to January 7th. Mayfield has played in three games with the Isles this season, picking up a goal and two assists. He has spent the bulk of the season in the minors where he has three tallies and three helpers in 23 contests.
- Nashville announced the recall of defenseman Alexandre Carrier from Milwaukee of the AHL. Carrier, a fourth round pick of the Predators back in 2015, has had a strong rookie season in the minor leagues, recording 22 points (4-18-22) in 35 games, earning himself a spot in the AHL All-Star Game.
- With their bye week set to come to an end, the Coyotes announced that they have recalled center Laurent Dauphin and winger Brendan Perlini from their AHL affiliate in Tucson. Dauphin has spent the bulk of the season with Arizona, recording three points in 21 games while producing at a point-per-game clip in 11 minor league contests. As for Perlini, he has suited up in 15 NHL games, scoring four goals and an assist while adding 19 points (14-5-19) in 17 games with the Roadrunners.
- After just three games with AHL Hartford, the Rangers have recalled (Twitter link) winger Pavel Buchnevich. The Russian rookie made an early impact this season, recording four goals and four assists in ten games before back spasms took him out of the lineup for nearly two months. New York had sent Buchnevich down to get back into game shape and evidently they’re pleased with how performed; he had a goal and an assist in his three minor league contests.
- Pittsburgh has assigned defenseman Chad Ruhwedel to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton of the AHL, reports Jason Mackey of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Twitter link). He did not get into any action with the Penguins after being recalled on January 6th. Ruhwedel has suited up in five NHL games this season, recording a goal and and an assist.
- The Ducks announced that they have assigned center Chris Wagner to AHL San Diego. The 25 year old has three goals in 25 games with Anaheim this season and cleared waivers back in mid-November. Recently, the team had experimented with playing him on the wing; that type of versatility may come in handy as he pushes to be the next player recalled from the Gulls.