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Cole's Notes From Around The League: 10/12/14-10/19/14

A little late this time, but I haven't forgotten these. All salary information from

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The Ducks assigned goaltender John GIbson to AHL Norfolk, calling up veteran backup Jason LaBarbera in his place.


The Coyotes made no major moves this week.


The Bruins signed veteran winger Simon Gagne to a one-year contract worth $600K and assigned wingers Jordan Caron and Bobby Robins to AHL Providence. Milan Lucic was fined $5K for an obscene gesture made during a game against Montreal. Winger Ville Leino, whose last NHL action came on a training camp in Boston, signed with the KHL's Medvescak Zagreb.


The Sabres have assigned defencemen Mark Pysyk and Jake McCabe to AHL Rochester. Buffalo will be hosting the 2016 NHL Draft.


The Flames made no major moves this week.


The Hurricanes recalled forward Zach Boychuk from AHL Charlotte, and sent down, then called up winger Patrick Brown.


The Blackhawks assigned winger Brandon Mashinter to AHL Rockford, doing the same a few days later with defenceman Kyle Cumiskey.


The Avalanche made no major moves this week.


The Blue Jackets assigned winger Brian Gibbons to AHL Springfield. Winger Simon Hjalmarsson was suspended after being demoted and returning to Europe.


The Stars made no major moves this week.


The Red Wings called up goaltender Petr Mrazek from AHL Grand Rapids.


The Oilers assigned defenceman Oscar Klefbom to AHL Oklahoma City. They recalled forward Steve Pinizzotto and goaltender Richard Bachman. Pinizzotto was re-assigned and defenceman Darnell Nurse returned to juniors while defenceman Martin Marincin was recalled.


The Panthers made no major moves this week.

Los Angeles

The Kings signed defenceman Jake Muzzin to a five-year extension worth $20M.


The Wild assigned defenceman Stu Bickel to AHL Iowa.


The Canadiens assigned forward Michael Bournival to AHL Hamilton. Defenceman Francis Bouillon, who attended training camp with Montreal following the expiration of a two-year contract with them, signed in Switzerland with HC Ambri-Piotta.


The Predators made no major moves this week. Nashville will be hosting the 2016 NHL All-Star Game.

New Jersey

The Devils made no major moves this week.

NY Islanders

The Islanders assigned defenceman Griffin Reinhart to AHL Bridgeport.

NY Rangers

The Rangers assigned wingers JT Miller and Jesper Fast to AHL Hartford. Centre Matthew Lombardi was released and signed in Switzerland with HC Geneve-Servette.


The Senators made no major moves this week.


The Flyers recalled centre Chris VandeVelde from AHL Lehigh Valley.


The Penguins made no major moves this week.

San Jose

The Sharks assigned forward James Sheppard to AHL Worcester for conditioning.

St. Louis

The Blues made mo major moves this week.

Tampa Bay

The Lightning assigned winger Jonathan Drouin to AHL Syracuse for conditioning on Thursday. They called him up on Sunday.


The Maple Leafs made no major moves this week.


The Canucks assigned centre Bo Horvat to AHL Utica for conditioning.


The Capitals made no major moves this week.


The Jets assigned centre Patrice Cormier to AHL St. John's.

There's the week in NHL transactions. I've got a day off on Saturday so you can expect the next Cole's Notes on the usual day.