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Cole's Notes from Around the League: 12/31/16-1/6/17

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks reassigned defenceman Shea Theodore to AHL San Diego. They recalled centre Chris Wagner. They signed goaltender Dustin Tokarski to an extension.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes claimed centre Alexander Burmistrov off waivers from Winnipeg. They recalled defenceman Kevin Connauton from a conditioning assignment with AHL Tuscon. Defenceman Anthony DeAngelo has been suspended three games for physical abuse of an official.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins reassigned goaltender Anton Khudobin to AHL Providence and recalled goaltender Zane McIntyre.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres recalled defenceman Taylor Fedun from AHL Rochester.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves this week.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes recalled goaltender Daniel Altshuller from AHL Charlotte. They reassigned Altshuller and recalled goaltender Michael Leighton. They claimed winger Ty Rattie off waivers from St. Louis.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks reassigned winger Tyler Motte to AHL Rockford. They recalled winger Spencer Abbott. They reassigned Abbott and defenceman Gustav Forsling. Centre Michal Handzus, who last played in the NHL for Chicago from 2012/13 to 2013/14, has signed in Slovakia with the Slovak Tipsport Liga’s HC Banksa Bystrica.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche claimed winger Matt Nieto off waivers from San Jose. reassigned goaltender Jeremy Smith to AHL San Antonio Rampage.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets recalled winger Markus Hannikainen from AHL Cleveland.

Dallas Stars

The Stars reassigned defenceman Patrik Nemeth to AHL Texas for conditioning purposes.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings made no moves this week.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers recalled centre Anton Lander from AHL Bakersfield and reassigned winger Taylor Beck. They recalled defenceman Jordan Oesterle.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers reassigned defenceman Dylan McIlrath to AHL Springfield for conditioning purposes. They recalled centre Jared McCann.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings made no moves this week.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild recalled winger Kurtis Gabriel from AHL Iowa.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens reassigned winger Sven Andrighetto to AHL St. John’s. They recalled winger Bobby Farnham. They signed goaltender Al Montoya to an extension. They recalled Andrighetto and winger Nikita Scherbak.

Nashville Predators

The Predators reassigned defenceman Adam Pardy to AHL Milwaukee. They reassigned defenceman Anthony Bitetto for conditioning purposes and recalled winger Harry Zolnierczyk. They recalled Bitetto from his conditioning stint. They recalled winger Vladislav Kamenev.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils recalled defenceman Steve Santini from AHL Albany. They claimed winger Reid Boucher off waivers from Nashville and reassigned defenceman Yohann Auvitu. They recalled defenceman Seth Helgeson. Winger Tyler Kennedy, who played for New Jersey last season, has retired.

New York Islanders

The Islanders reassigned goaltender Jaroslav Halak to AHL Bridgeport. They reassigned defenceman Adam Pelech. They recalled Pelech.

New York Rangers

The Rangers recalled winger Nicklas Jensen from AHL Hartford. They reassigned winger Pavel Buchnevich.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators reassigned winger Casey Bailey to AHL Binghamton.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers reassigned winger Taylor Leier to AHL Lehigh Valley. They reassigned goaltender Anthony Stolarz. They reassigned defenceman Mark Alt.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins reassigned goaltender Tristan Jarry and defencemen David Warsofsky and Chad Ruhwedel to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton. Centre Andrew Ebbett, who last played in the NHL in 2014/15 for Pittsburgh, has signed an extension in Switzerland with the Swiss National League A’s SC Bern. They recalled Jarry and Ruhwedel. They reassigned winger Daniel Sprong to QMJHL Charlottetown.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks recalled defenceman Mirco Mueller from AHL San Jose. They recalled defenceman Tim Heed.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves this week.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning recalled winger Adam Erne from AHL Syracuse. They reassigned winger Yanni Gourde. They reassigned goaltender Kristers Gudlevskis and winger Michael Bournival and recalled goaltender Adam Wilcox.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs reassigned centre Byron Froese to AHL Toronto and reassigned defenceman Frank Corrado for conditioning purposes.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks reassigned defenceman Andrey Pedan to AHL Utica. They claimed winger Reid Boucher off waivers from New Jersey.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals reassigned winger Jakub Vrana to AHL Hershey. They recalled winger Liam O’Brien. Centre Evgeny Kuznetsov has been fined $2000 for diving.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets made no moves this week.