The NHL is back, taxi squads are gone, and minor league moves are again a major piece of day-to-day roster management. Keep up with all the recalls and reassignments of the day right here:
- After using a local college goalie on an amateur tryout as their backup last night to replace the sidelined Petr Mrazek, the Toronto Maple Leafs are now eligible to use an emergency recall that puts them over the salary cap upper limit. The team has worked quickly to recall veteran Michael Hutchinson from the AHL Marlies. The Leafs are back in action tomorrow night against the New York Rangers.
- The Philadelphia Flyers have demoted defenseman Nick Seeler to the AHL’s Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the team announced. This move is likely a precursor to off-season addition Rasmus Ristolainen’s debut for the Flyers; Ristolainen was unavailable to begin the year with an upper-body injury. Seeler himself is also a new face if Philly and did not play at all in 2020-21 but played well in his third pair role in the season opener.
- Pierre-Olivier Joseph is headed back to the AHL, his third such exchange already this season. The Pittsburgh Penguins announced that the young defender has been reassigned for the second time in the early campaign. Joseph was cut from training camp and assigned to Wilkes-Barre/Scranton, only to be recalled on Wednesday and now heading back already. Joseph could be tested as an up-and-down player from much of the season, but once he shows he can be consistent for the Penguins despite this constant shuffle then he could be in line for a more permanent role.
- A trio of players have been shuttled from the Vegas Golden Knights to their AHL affiliate, the Henderson Silver Knights, the farm team announced. The group includes Peyton Krebs, Jake Leschyshyn, and Jonas Rondbjerg. Chalk this move up to schedule management for some key young (and waiver-exempt) forwards, as Vegas does not play again until Wednesday.
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