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Cole's Notes From Around the League: 12/12/15-12/18/15

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Anaheim Ducks

Anaheim reassigned winger Jiri Sekac to AHL San Diego for a long-term conditioning assignment. Centre Nate Thompson has been suspended three games for an illegal check to the head of Carolina's Justin Faulk.

Arizona Coyotes

Arizona acquired winger Christian Thomas from Montreal. They reassigned winger Craig Cunningham to AHL Springfield. They placed winger John Scott on waivers.

Boston Bruins

Boston recalled winger Alex Khokhlachev from AHL Providence.

Buffalo Sabres

Buffalo reassigned centre Cal O'Reilly to AHL Rochester.

Calgary Flames

Calgary made no moves this week.

Carolina Hurricanes

Carolina reassigned defenceman Michal Jordan to AHL Charlotte for conditioning purposes.

Chicago Blackhawks

Chicago acquired defenceman Rob Scuderi from Pittsburgh. They recalled centre Phillip Danault.

Colorado Avalanche

Colorado made no moves this week.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Columbus recalled defenceman Justin Falk from AHL Lake Erie on an emergency basis.

Dallas Stars

Dallas made no moves this week.

Detroit Red Wings

Detroit made no moves this week.

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton made no moves this week.

Florida Panthers

Florida recalled centre Corban Knight. They reassigned centre Dave Bolland to AHL Portland for conditioning purposes and recalled centre Rocco Grimaldi.

Los Angeles Kings

Los Angeles recalled defencemen Jeff Schultz and Nick Ebert from AHL Ontario.

Minnesota Wild

Minnesota reassigned centre Tyler Graovac to AHL Iowa. They claimed centre Jarret Stoll off waivers from the Rangers. They reassigned defenceman Tyson Strachan.

Montreal Canadiens

Montreal reassigned winger Christian Thomas to AHL St. John's. They acquired winger Lucas Lessio from Arizona. They reassigned winger Zack Kassian. They reassigned winger Charles Hudon. They recalled winger Michael McCarron. Winger Alexander Semin, who recently left the Canadiens, has signed in the KHL with Metallurg Magnitogorsk.

Nashville Predators

Nashville made no moves this week.

New Jersey Devils

New Jersey reassigned winger Brian O'Neill to AHL Albany.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers recalled defenceman Brady Skjei from AHL Hartford. They reassigned Skjei and recalled defenceman Chris Summers and goaltender Magnus Hellberg.

Ottawa Senators

Ottawa reassigned goaltender Chris Driedger to AHL Binghamton and recalled goaltender Andrew Hammond from his conditioning stint. Centre Zack Smith has been fined $2000 for diving.

Philadelphia Flyers

Philadelphia reassigned defenceman Andrew MacDonald to AHL Lehigh Valley.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh fired head coach Mike Johnston and replaced him with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton head coach Mike Sullivan. They acquired defenceman Trevor Daley from Chicago. They recalled goaltender Matthew Murray and wingers Kevin Porter and Conor Sheary.

San Jose Sharks

San Jose recalled wingers Barclay Goodrow and Ben Smith from AHL San Jose, the latter from a conditioning stint.

St. Louis Blues

St. Louis made no moves this week.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay recalled winger Mike Blunden from AHL Syracuse. They recalled goaltender Andrei Vasilevskiy and reassigned goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis. They recalled wingers Joel Vermin and Yanni Gourde. They reassigned Vasilevskiy and recalled Gudlevskis and centre Mike Angelidis. Goaltender Ray Emery, who attended training camp this past fall with Tampa Bay, has signed a PTO with AHL Toronto.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Toronto recalled goaltender Jonathan Bernier from his conditioning stint with AHL Toronto.

Vancouver Canucks

Vancouver recalled winger Ronalds Kenins and defenceman Andrey Pedan from AHL Utica. They recalled centre Linden Vey.

Washington Capitals

Washington reassigned defenceman Aaron Ness to AHL Hershey and recalled defenceman Connor Carrick. They placed winger Chris Brown on waivers.

Winnipeg Jets

Winnipeg recalled winger Joel Armia to AHL Manitoba. They reassigned centre Adam Lowry. They recalled Armia and winger Matt Halischuk.