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Cole's Notes From Around the League: 12/20/14-12/26/14

Here's the latest week of signings, trades, waivers, loans, and recalls and reassignments. All salary information from

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The Ducks made no moves this week.


The Coyotes recalled defenceman Brandon Gormley from his conditioning stint with AHL Portland. They reassigned winger Alexandre Bolduc.


The Bruins reassigned defenceman Joe Morrow to AHL Providence.


The Sabres recalled centre Mikhail Grigorenko from AHL Rochester. They recalled winger Johan Larsson. They recalled centre Tim Schaller and defenceman Mark Pysyk. They recalled winger Joel Armia. They reassigned Grigorenko, Schaller, Armia, and Pysyk.


The Flames reassigned defenceman Corey Potter to AHL Adirondack. They recalled Potter. Defenceman Anton Babchuk, who last played in the NHL for Calgary from partway through 2010/11 through 2012/13, signed with the KHL's Atlant Mytishchi.


The Hurricanes reassigned winger Justin Shugg to AHL Charlotte. They recalled winger Brendan Woods. They reassigned Woods.


The Blackhawks made no moves this week. Winger Pierre-Marc Bouchard, who was last a member of Chicago's organization in 2013/14, has signed a two-year extension with Switzerland's EV Zug.


The Avalanche made no moves this week.


The Blue Jackets recalled centre Sean Collins from AHL Springfield. They reassigned Collins. They recalled Collins on an emergency basis.


The Stars reassigned defenceman Jamie Oleksiak to AHL Texas.


The Red Wings reassigned defenceman Xavier Ouellet to AHL Grand Rapids and recalled goaltender Tom McCollum. They loaned defenceman Mattias Backman to Sweden's Linkopings HC.


The Oilers reassigned centre Anton Lander to AHL Oklahoma City.


The Panthers made no moves this week.

Los Angeles

The Kings recalled winger Andy Andreoff from his conditioning stint with AHL Manchester.


The Wild recalled goaltender John Curry from AHL Iowa on an emergency basis.


The Canadiens reassigned goaltender Joey MacDonald to AHL Hamilton. They recalled Dustin Tokarski from his conditioning stint with AHL Hamilton.


The Predators made no moves this week.

New Jersey

The Devils recalled defenceman Adam Larsson from his conditioning stint with AHL Albany, also recalling winger Mike Sislo. They reassigned Sislo and Tim Sestito, recalling Sestito again shortly afterward. They yet again reassigned Sestito. The Devils fired head coach Peter DeBoer.

New York I.

The Islanders recalled goaltender Kevin Poulin from AHL Bridgeport on an emergency basis. They reassigned Poulin the following day.

New York R.

The Rangers made no moves this week.


The Senators signed winger Nicholas Paul to a three-year entry-level.


The Flyers made no moves this week. Forward Adam Hall, who last played in the NHL for Philadelphia in 2013/14, signed a two-year extension with Switzerland's HC Ambri-Piotta,


The Penguins recalled defencemen Derrick Pouliot and Taylor Chorney. They recalled goaltender Jeff Zatkoff and centre Dominik Uher. They reassigned Zatkoff, Uher, and Chorney.

San Jose

The Sharks recalled winger Micheal Haley from AHL Worcester. Winger John Scott was suspended four games by the NHL punching unsuspecting opponent Tim Jackman.

St. Louis

The Blues recalled defenceman Petteri Lindbohm from AHL Chicago.

Tampa Bay

The Lightning reassigned goaltender Andrey Vasilevskiy to AHL Syracuse.


The Maple Leafs made no moves this week.


The Canucks reassigned defenceman Alex Biega to AHL Utica. Defenceman Cam Barker, who last played in the NHL for Vancouver in 2012/13, has signed a contract with the KHL's HC Slovan Bratislava through the end of the season.


The Capitals recalled winger Andre Burakovsky from AHL Hershey, also recalling winger Aaron Volpatti from his conditioning stint with AHL Hershey.


The Jets made no moves this week.

It was Christmas this week and I am positively giddy to be showing off what my brother gave me. Here it is:

Yep, that's one of Mark Messier's old hockey sticks, complete with his signature on the shaft. You may have heard of him.

Thanks for reading! I hope everyone had a Happy Holiday and a Merry Christmas!