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Cole's Notes From Around the League: 12/6/14-12/12/14

It's been another week of transactions in the NHL. As always, all salary information comes from

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The Ducks recalled centre Rickard Rakell from AHL Norfolk and reassigned defenceman Mat Clark. They signed goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov to a one-year contract worth $2.88M. They reassigned defenceman Josh Manson to AHL Norfolk, goaltender Igor Bobkov to ECHL Utah, and Dany Heatley for a long-term conditioning stint.


The Coyotes reassigned defenceman Andrew Campbell to AHL Portland. Winger Paul Bissonnette has been released from his pro try-out with AHL Portland. They recalled defenceman David Schlemko. They recalled winger Alexandre Bolduc and reassigned forward Jordan Martinook.


The Bruins reassigned winger David Pastrnak to AHL Providence. Defenceman Ian White has been released from his pro try-out with AHL Providence. They reassigned defenceman David Warsofsky. They recalled winger Craig Cunningham.


The Sabres made no moves this week.


The Flames reassigned winger Sven Baertschi to AHL Adirondack. They reassigned winger Michael Ferland.


The Hurricanes recalled winger Chris Terry from his conditioning stint with AHL Charlotte. Winger Tim Wallace, who last played in the NHL for Carolina in 2012/13, has been loaned from Sweden's Orebro to Brynas.


Centre Michal Handzus, who last played in the NHL for the Blackhawks from partway through 2012/13 to 2013/14, has signed in Slovakia with HC Banska Bystrica. They reassigned centre Joakim Nordstrom and winger Jeremy Morin to AHL Rockford.


The Avalanche reassigned forwards Michael Sgarbossa and Tomas Vincour to AHL Lake Erie. They recalled centre Paul Carey and goaltender Calvin Pickard. They recalled winger Borna Rendulic. They reassigned Carey and defenceman Karl Stollery.


The Blue Jackets reassigned defenceman Cody Goloubef and winger Kerby Rychel to AHL Springfield, the former on a conditioning stint. They recalled Rychel.


The Stars recalled centre Travis Morin from AHL Texas and reassigned defenceman Jamie Oleksiak. Winger Ryan Garbutt has been suspended three games by the NHL for slew-footing Winnipeg's Dustin Byfuglien.


The Red Wings recalled defenceman Xavier Ouellet from AHL Grand Rapids.


The Oilers recalled defenceman Brandon Davidson from AHL Oklahoma City. They loaned winger Jesse Joensuu to HC Bern of the Swiss National League A.


The Panthers recalled defenceman Shane O'Brien from AHL San Antonio.

Los Angeles

The Kings made no moves this week.


The Wild recalled defenceman Justin Falk from AHL Iowa. Defenceman Marco Scandella was suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of the Islanders' Brock Nelson.


The Canadiens reassigned winger Drayson Bowman to AHL Hamilton. They recalled winger Michael Bournival from his conditioning stint. They also recalled defenceman Nathan Beaulieu. They reassigned winger Eric Tangradi.


The Predators made no moves this week. Defenceman Brian Lee, who has was diagnosed with degeneration in his surgically-repaired knee after missing 2013/14 with surgery and attending Predators training camp this past fall, has retired from hockey.

New Jersey

The Devils recalled defenceman Peter Harrold from AHL Albany and reassigned winger Damien Brunner. They recalled winger Reid Boucher and goaltender Keith Kinkaid while reassigning goaltender Scott Clemmensen. Brunner has cleared unconditional waivers and signed for five years in Switzerland with HC Lugano, with an out-clause for 2016/17.

New York I.

The Islanders reassigned defenceman Ryan Pulock to AHL Bridgeport following an emergency callup. Winger Anders Lee has been fined $2,286.29 for elbowing St. Louis defenceman Carl Gunnarsson. Winger Cory Conacher has been placed on waivers. AHL Bridgeport has signed forward Colton Gillies off a successful pro try-out.

New York R.

The Rangers loaned winger Anthony Duclair to the Canadian World Junior Team.


The Senators have fired head coach Paul MacLean and appointed assistant Dave Cameron as his replacement. They reassigned goaltender Andrew Hammond to AHL Binghamton following an emergency recall.


The Flyers made no moves this week.


The Penguins made no moves this week.

San Jose

The Sharks recalled centre Melker Karlsson from AHL Worcester and reassigned goaltender Troy Grosenick. They recalled centre Chris Tierney and defenceman Matt Tennyson.

St. Louis

The Blues reassigned defenceman Petteri Lindbohm to AHL Chicago.

Tampa Bay

The Lightning made no moves this week.


The Maple Leafs recalled defenceman Stuart Percy from AHL Toronto.


The Canucks reassigned winger Tom Sestito to AHL Utica on a conditioning stint. They reassigned winger Nicklas Jensen and defenceman Frank Corrado. They recalled defenceman Alex Biega.


The Capitals reassigned forward Liam O'Brien to AHL Hershey. They reassigned winger Aaron Volpatti for a long-term conditioning assignment.


The Jets recalled centre Patrice Cormier from AHL St. John's. Winger Evander Kane was suspended two games by the NHL for boarding Anaheim defenceman Clayton Stoner. They reassigned Cormier.