The NHL has another full slate today with nine matchups around the league, including a prime tilt between the Tampa Bay Lightning and St. Louis Blues. Both teams are among the very best in the NHL, and should put on an impressive show.
In the meantime, we’ll keep track of all the minor moves teams make to get ready for tonight right here. Refresh the page throughout the day to stay up to date.
- The Blues will be without their captain for the matchup tonight, as they’ve placed Alex Pietrangelo on injured reserve. Pietrangelo has a lingering minor injury and is expected to get back into the lineup at some point later this week, but for now the team will turn to Jordan Schmaltz from the AHL. Schmaltz has 19 points in 24 games for the San Antonio Rampage this season, showing he’s too good for the minor league level. Colton Parayko and Joel Edmunsson will take on a big role in Pietrangelo’s absence.
- Matt Murray has been activated from injured reserve by the Pittsburgh Penguins, meaning Casey DeSmith is on his way back to the minor leagues. While Murray had been inching closer to a return, Tristan Jarry had been doing all he could to keep the Penguins afloat. Murray comes back to a team that is on a two-game losing streak, and finds themselves near the bottom of the clogged Metropolitan Division.
- Kasperi Kapanen has been recalled by the Toronto Maple Leafs, while Nikita Soshnikov heads to injured reserve. Soshnikov is out with a lower-body injury, though hasn’t played in a few weeks anyway. It’s unclear if Kapanen will get into the lineup for the Maple Leafs right away, but with Auston Matthews’ availability still up in the air the team needed another extra forward.
- Tyler Bertuzzi is on his way back to the minor leagues after just a single game with the Detroit Red Wings. Bertuzzi saw just over nine minutes of ice time against St. Louis on Saturday night, but was dominated by the Blues’ deep lineup and ended the night a -3. The young forward will have to wait for another chance to impress, as Detroit struggles to find a lineup good enough to get them into the playoffs this season.
- Kevin Roy is back up with the Anaheim Ducks, after Corey Perry suffered an injury last night that will keep him out on a “week-to-week” basis. Perry had been on a four-game point streak heading into the game against Carolina, but will be the latest to miss a big chunk of games for the Ducks.