The Ducks claimed left winger Pontus Aberg off waivers from Edmonton.
The Coyotes reassigned centre Laurent Dauphin to AHL Tuscon for conditioning purposes.
The Flames acquired defencemen Matt Taormina and Rinat Valiev from Montreal. They recalled defenceman Rasmus Andersson from AHL Stockton. They reassigned centre Curtis Lazar. Defenceman Ryan Sproul, who participated in Flames training camp, has signed a PTO with AHL Toronto. Goaltender Jeff Glass, who participated in Flames training camp, has signed with AHL Toronto.
The Hurricanes claimed goaltender Curtis McElhinney off waivers from Toronto.
The Blackhawks recalled goaltender Collin Delia from AHL Rockford.
The Avalanche reassigned defenceman Anton Lindholm and centre Vladislav Kamenev to AHL Colorado.
The Blue Jackets made no moves this week.
The Red Wings released left winger Jussi Jokinen from his PTO.
The Panthers made no moves this week.
Right winger Radim Vrbata has retired from the NHL. Drafted in the seventh round, 212th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, Vrbata has 623 points (284G, 339A) in 1057 games, as well as 18 points (8G, 10A) in 42 playoff games, for Colorado (2001/02-partway through 2002/03), Carolina (partway through 2002/03-partway through 2005/06), Chicago (partway through 2005/06-2006/07), Phoenix/Arizona (2007/08, 2009/10-2013/14, 2016/17), Tampa Bay (2008/09), Vancouver (2014/15-2015/16), and Florida (2017/18). Vrbata represented the Canucks in the 2015 All-Star Game. Vrbata made his retirement announcement ahead of the final game of the season, in which he didn’t play. Vrbata, 36, finished his final season with 14 points (5G, 9A) in 42 games and has career-highs of 63 points in 2015 with Vancouver, 35 goals in 2012 with Phoenix, and 35 assists in 2017 with Arizona.
The Kings made no moves this week.
The Wild acquired right winger Will Bitten from Montreal.
The Canadiens named defenceman Shea Weber team captain. They acquired defenceman Brett Kulak from Calgary. They released defenceman Simon Despres from training camp, offering him an AHL contract. They acquired defenceman Gustav Olofsson from Minnesota. They signed defenceman Cale Fleury to a three-year entry-level contract
The Predators acquired right winger Nicholas Baptiste from Buffalo.
Left winger Scott Hartnell has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the first round, sixth round, in the 2000 NHL Entry Draft by the Nashville Predators, Hartnell has 707 points (327G, 380A) in 1249 games, as well as 47 points (19G, 28A) in 99 playoff games, for Nashville (2000/01-2006/07, 2017/18), Philadelphia (2007/08-2013/14), and Columbus (2014/15-2016/17). Hartnell has career-highs of 37 goals and 67 points, both reached in 2012 with Philadelphia, and 32 assists, attained in 2014 with Philadelphia and 2015 with Columbus. Hartnell also represented Philadelphia in the 2012 All-Star Game. In his final season, Hartnell, having been bought out of his final contract year with Columbus, returned to his draft team, the Predators, and wrapped up his career with 24 points (13G, 11A).
The Devils re-signed right winger Drew Stafford to a one-year contract.
The Islanders made no moves this week.
The Rangers made no moves this week.
The Senators recalled centre Paul Carey from AHL Belleville.
The Flyers claimed goaltender Calvin Pickard off waivers from Toronto.
The Penguins reassigned goaltender Tristan Jarry to AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton.
The Sharks signed left winger Barclay Goodrow to a two-year contract extension.
The Lightning made no moves this week.
The Maple Leafs acquired a conditional 2019 seventh-round pick from Dallas.
The Canucks made no moves this week.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights made no moves this week.
The Capitals signed right winger Riley Sutter to a three-year entry-level contract. They claimed right winger Dmitrij Jaskin off waivers from St. Louis. Right winger Tom Wilson has been suspended 20 games for an illegal check to the head of St. Louis’ Oskar Sundqvist.
The Jets made no moves this week.
The NHL Executive Committee has voted 9-0 to approve a vote at the December Board of Governors meeting for a Seattle-based expansion franchise to begin play in 2020/21.