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Cole's Notes From Around the League: 12/13/14-12/19/14

It's been another week of moves in the NHL, and I'm here with all the signings, trades, waivers, recalls and reassignments, and loans. All salary information from

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The Ducks recalled winger Dany Heatley from his long-term conditioning stint and goaltender Ilya Bryzgalov from his conditioning stint with AHL Norfolk, reassigning winger Chris Wagner. They reassigned goaltender Jason LaBarbera. Winger Jarkko Ruutu, who last played in the NHL for Anaheim during the 2010/11 season, has retired from hockey. They recalled winger Emerson Etem and reassigned goaltender John Gibson.


The Coyotes reassigned defenceman Brandon Gormley to AHL Portland for a conditioning stint. Winger Marcel Hossa, who last played in the NHL for Arizona during 2007/08, has been rreleasedd by the KHL's Dinamo Riga.


The Bruins made no moves this week.


The Sabres recalled centre Mikhail Grigorenko from AHL Rochester. They acquired winger Jerry D'Amigo from Columbus in exchange for centre Luke Adam. Defenceman Matt Pelech has signed a pro try-out with AHL Rochester. They reassigned Grigorenko.


The Flames recalled defenceman Corey Potter from AHL Adirondack. Head coach Bob Hartley was signed to a multi-year extension.


The Hurricanes recalled winger Justin Shugg from AHL Charlotte.


The Blackhawks acquired defenceman Tim Erixon from Columbus for winger Jeremy Morin. They reassigned defenceman Klas Dahlbeck to AHL Rockford. They recalled centre Joakim Nordstrom. They reassigned goaltender Scott Darling.


The Avalanche reassigned winger Borna Rendulic to AHL Lake Erie.


The Blue Jackets acquired winger Jeremy Morin from Chicago for defenceman Tim Erixon. They reassigned winger Kerby Rychel to AHL Springfield. They acquired centre Luke Adam from Buffalo in exchange for winger Jerry D'Amigo. They recalled winger Alexander Wennberg and defenceman Cody Goloubef.


The Stars recalled defenceman Jamie Oleksiak from AHL Texas. They recalled goaltender Anders Lindback and reassigned goaltender Jussi Rynnas. They recalled winger Curtis McKenzie. They signed winger Cole Ully to a three-year entry-level contract.


The Red Wings made no moves this week.


The Oilers recalled defenceman Brad Hunt from AHL Oklahoma City. They reassigned defenceman Brandon Davidson. They recalled centre Anton Lander. Head coach Dallas Eakins was fired on Monday. AHL Oklahoma City head coach Todd Nelson will serve as interim head coach until the end of the season, and for the time being, GM Craig MacTavish will also man the bench.


The Panthers reassigned defenceman Shane O'Brien to AHL San Antonio.

Los Angeles

The Kings recalled defenceman Jeff Schultz from AHL Manchester.


The Wild recalled winger Brett Sutter from AHL Iowa. They recalled goaltender John Curry. Sutter and Curry were reassigned. They loaned defenceman Colton Jobke to the DEL's Augsburger Panther.


The Canadiens recalled winger Eric Tangradi from AHL Hamilton. They reassigned winger Sven Andrighetto. They reassigned Tangradi and goaltender Dustin Tokarski, the latter for a conditioning stint. They recalled Andrighetto and goaltender Joey MacDonald. They signed defenceman Brett Lernout to a three-year entry-level contract.


The Predators reassigned winger Viktor Stalberg to AHL Milwaukee. He spent all of two hours down before being recalled. Defenceman Ian White has signed a pro try-out with AHL Milwaukee. Winger James Neal was fined $2000 for diving.

New Jersey

The Devils recalled winger Tim Sestito from AHL Albany. They reassigned winger Mike Sislo. They reassigned Sestito. Defenceman Adam Larsson was reassigned for conditioning. They signed defenceman Mark Fraser to a one-year contract worth $550K at the NHL level.

New York I.

The Islanders reassigned forward Cory Conacher to AHL Bridgeport. They reassigned defenceman Griffin Reinhart.

New York R.

The Rangers signed goaltender Cam Talbot to a one-year extension worth $1.45M effective in 2015/16. Defenceman Henrik Tallinder was released from his pro try-out with AHL Hartford.


The Senators recalled centre Jean-Gabriel Pageau from AHL Binghamton.


The Flyers recalled goaltender Rob Zepp from AHL Lehigh Valley on an emergency basis.


The Penguins recalled wingers Bryan Rust and Bobby Farnham from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and reassigned winger Jayson Megna. They recalled defenceman Scott Harrington. They recalled goaltender Jeff Zatkoff. They reassigned Zatkoff. Goaltender Tomas Vokoun, who last played in the NHL in 2012/13 for Pittsburgh, missed all of 2013/14 with blood clots, and was unable to get a contract for this season, has retired.

San Jose

The Sharks loaned defenceman Mirco Mueller to Team Switzerland for the World Juniors.

St. Louis

The Blues have recalled winger Dmitrij Jaskin from AHL Chicago. They reassigned defenceman Petteri Lindbohm. Winger Ben Eager, who last played in the NHL for Edmonton from 2011/12 to 2013/14, signed a one-year deal with AHL Chicago.

Tampa Bay

The Lightning recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy to AHL Syracuse.


The Maple Leafs reassigned winger Brandon Kozun to AHL Toronto. They reassigned winger Carter Ashton for conditioning.


The Canucks recalled winger Tom Sestito from a conditioning stint with AHL Utica.


The Capitals reassigned winger Andre Burakovsky to AHL Hershey.


The Jets acquired defenceman Jay Harrison from Carolina for a sixth-round pick in the 2015 NHL Draft. Forward Tim Stapleton, who last played in the NHL for Atlanta/Winnipeg from 2009/10 to 2011/12, was traded in the KHL to Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

That's it for now. Check back next week for the next edition, and check tomorrow for the Weakly Report.

And may I wish everyone a Happy Holidays!