The Ducks recalled centre Chris Wagner from AHL Norfolk. They also recalled winger Kyle Palmieri from a conditioning assignment. They acquired winger Rene Bourque from Montreal in exchange for defenceman Bryan Allen. They reassigned Wagner to AHL Norfolk last night.
The Bruins reassigned defenceman Zach Trotman to AHL Providence, recalling him a couple days later. They recalled forward Alexander Khokhlachev on an emergency basis. Defenceman Ian White, whose last NHL action was a try-out with Winnipeg in Fall 2013, signed with AHL Providence.
The Sabres recalled goaltender Nathan Lieuwen from AHL Rochester. Goaltending coach Arturs Irbe dressed on Tuesday as an emergency backup for Buffalo a la Dwayne Roloson for Anaheim a couple weeks ago.
The Hurricanes claimed forward Andrej Nestrasil off waivers from Detroit. Winger Aaron Palushaj, whose last NHL action came in 2013/14 with Carolina, has terminated his contract with the KHL's Medvescak Zagreb.
The Blackhawks recalled goaltender Scott Darling from AHL Rockford while reassigning goaltender Antti Raanta. They also recalled forward Joakim Nordstrom. The next day, Nordstrom and Darling were reassigned, while Raanta and defenceman Stephen Johns were recalled. Johns was reassigned, and Nordstrom and defenceman Adam Clendening were recalled. Forward Phillip Danault was recalled.
The Blue Jackets acquired defenceman Jordan Leopold from St. Louis for a sixth-round pick in the 2016 NHL Draft. They assigned forward Dana Tyrell to AHL Springfield. They claimed defenceman Kevin Connauton off waivers from Dallas and reassigned defenceman Frederic St. Denis and centre Michael Chaput to AHL Springfield.
The Oilers reassigned winger Iiro Pakarinen and defenceman Oscar Klefbom to AHL Oklahoma City. They recalled forward Steve Pinizzotto. They acquired winger Kellan Lain from Vancouver in exchange for centre Will Acton.
The Kings reassigned defenceman Andrew Bodnarchuk to AHL Manchester. Defenceman Slava Voynov was charged with felony domestic violence, and is set for arraignment early next month. Because of how long this could potentially take, the NHL and NHLPA will be treating Voynov's contract like that of a long-term injured player, meaning the Kings are relieved of his cap hit until he either returns or is terminated.
The Predators made no moves this week.
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The Islanders made no moves this week.
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The Senators made no moves this week.
The Penguins made no moves this week.
The Lightning made no moves this week.
The Maple Leafs recalled defenceman Korbinian Holzer from AHL Toronto on an emergency basis. They reassigned him the next day. They reassigned winger Matt Frattin and placed centre Petri Kontiola on unconditional waivers for contract termination. Expect Kontiola to be back in the KHL. Winger David Booth was reassigned to AHL Toronto for conditioning.
The Canucks reassigned winger Nicklas Jensen and defenceman Bobby Sanguinetti to AHL Utica. They acquired centre Will Acton from Edmonton in exchange for winger Kellan Lain. They recalled defenceman Frank Corrado.
The Capitals made no moves this week.
The Jets made no moves this week.
Due to continued inclement weather, the Rangers-Sabres game scheduled for last night was postponed. It has been rescheduled for February 20, 2015.
That's the week in NHL transactions. Stay tuned for the Weakly Report and check back next week for more transactions.