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Cole's Notes from Around the League: 12/17/16-12/23/16

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays! Here’s the latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks signed centre Sam Steel to an entry-level contract.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes made no moves this week.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins reassigned defenceman Brendan Grzelcyk to AHL Providence. They recalled winger Frank Vatrano. Winger Peter Mueller, who attended training camp with Boston this fall, has signed with AHL Providence.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres reassigned defenceman Taylor Fedun to AHL Rochester. Centre David Legwand has retired from pro hockey.

Calgary Flames

The Flames reassigned defenceman Tyler Wotherspoon to AHL Stockton. They recalled Wotherspoon.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes recalled defenceman Klas Dahlbeck from AHL Charlotte following a conditioning stint. They reassigned goaltender Michael Leighton.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks reassigned goaltender Lars Johansson to AHL Rockford. They recalled winger Tanner Kero.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche recalled goaltender Spencer Martin from AHL San Antonio.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets reassigned winger Oliver Bjorkstrand to AHL Cleveland following an emergency recall. They released centre Gregory Campbell. They recalled Bjorkstrand on an emergency basis. They reassigned Bjorkstrand following an emergency recall and recalled defenceman Dalton Prout following an emergency recall. They signed winger Vitaly Abramov to an entry-level contract.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings recalled defenceman Nick Jensen from AHL Grand Rapids. They recalled goaltender Jared Coreau.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers recalled goaltender Mike McKenna from AHL Springfield on an emergency basis. They reassigned McKenna following an emergency recall.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings made no moves this week.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild reassigned wingers Teemu Pulkkinen and Zac Dalpe to AHL Iowa. They recalled centre Pat Cannone. They recalled winger Jordan Schroeder.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens recalled winger Chris Terry from AHL St. John’s. Winger Mike Brown, who finished last season with Montreal, has signed a PTO with AHL Cleveland. They recalled defenceman Joel Hanley on an emergency basis. They reassigned winger Sven Andrighetto.

Nashville Predators

The Predators recalled defenceman Adam Pardy from the AHL Milwaukee. They recalled winger Reid Boucher following an emergency recall.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils recalled defenceman Seth Helgeson from AHL Albany.

New York Islanders

The Islanders signed centre Stephen Gionta.

New York Rangers

The Rangers made no moves this week.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators reassigned winger Casey Bailey and defenceman Ben Harpur to AHL Binghamton. They recalled goaltender Matthew O’Connor. Defenceman Matt Bartkowski, who attended training camp this fall with Ottawa, has signed with AHL Providence. They signed centre Filip Chlapik to an entry-level contract.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers made no moves this week.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins recalled defenceman Chad Ruhwedel from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves this week.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues recalled centre Wade Megan from AHL Chicago. They reassigned Megan. Winger TJ Galiardi, who attended training camp this fall with St. Louis, has been acquired by the KHL’s Neftekhimik Nizhnekamsk.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning reassigned winger Joel Vermin to AHL Syracuse and recalled winger Tanner Richard. They recalled goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis. They recalled winger Michael Bournival. Defenceman James Wisniewski, who attended training camp this fall with the Tampa Bay Lightning, has been loaned to Switzerland's HC Lugano. Wisniewski has been released by the KHL’s Admiral Vladivostok.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs recalled centre Frederik Gauthier from AHL Toronto. They recalled goaltender Antoine Bibeau and reassigned goaltender Jhonas Enroth. They recalled centre Byron Froese.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks recalled defenceman Andrey Pedan from AHL Utica. They recalled winger Anton Rodin from his conditioning stint.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals recalled winger Zachary Sanford from AHL Hershey.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets made no moves this week.