The Ducks recalled defenceman Josh Manson from AHL Norfolk. Defencemen Bryan Allen and Shea Theodore, the latter likely to be returned to junior once healed, were loaned to AHL Norfolk for conditioning.
The Sabres returned centre Sam Reinhart to his junior team, WHL Kootenay. Defenceman Jamie McBain, who last played in the NHL for Buffalo, ultimately not receiving a qualifying offer, signed a try-out with AHL Manchester.
The Flames reassigned defenceman Corey Potter to AHL Adirondack. They recalled centres Markus Granlund and Michael Ferland. Defenceman Sheldon Brookbank, whose last NHL action came during the preseason on a tryout with Calgary, signed in Russia with the KHL's Ak Bars Kazan.
The Blue Jackets reassigned centre Alexander Wennberg and goaltender Anton Forsberg to AHL Springfield on the 26th, recalling Wennberg on the 27th and recalling Forsberg on an emergency basis on the 29th. They recalled wingers Brian Gibbons and Sean Collins from AHL Springfield on the 30th.
New York I.
The Islanders made no moves this week.
New York R.
The Rangers made no moves this week.
The Blues made no moves this week.
And now for something completely different. I'm a huge fan of offence. I imagine a game where the goal-scoring rates are as high as they got in the 1980s or 1992/93 would be more fun to watch, and more fun to track outside of games, in fantasy leagues and such. So a little idea popped into my head: at the end of every month, I'll track the average goals per game across the league, and post it at the end of my Cole's Notes at the end of every month, to see how close scoring is to 1992/93.
5.36 Average GPG in 151 GP as of Midnight November 1, 2014
There's another week of transactions from across the NHL. Check out my Weakly Report later today!