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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 11/3/18-11/9/18

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks reassigned centre Kalle Kossila to AHL San Diego. They recalled centre Sam Carrick. They recalled centre Chase De Leo. They recalled centre Sam Carrick and defenceman Andy Welinski.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes recalled defenceman Dakota Mermis from AHL Tucson. They recalled goaltender Hunter Miska on an emergency basis.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins recalled left winger Anton Blidh from AHL Providence. They reassigned Blidh and reassigned defenceman Jeremy Lauzon following his emergency basis. They recalled centre Jakob Forsbacka-Karlsson.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres reassigned centre Sean Malone to AHL Rochester. They acquired a conditional 2020 seventh-round pick from Dallas.

Calgary Flames

The Flames recalled right winger Anthony Peluso from AHL Stockton.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes recalled left winger Phillip Di Giuseppe and centre Clark Bishop from AHL Charlotte and reassigned centre Nicolas Roy.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks fired head coach Joel Quenneville and named Jeremy Colliton their new head coach. They signed defenceman Nicolas Beaudin to a three-year entry-level contract.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche reassigned left winger AJ Greer to AHL Colorado. They recalled Greer.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets reassigned left winger Sonny Milano to AHL Cleveland.

Dallas Stars

The Stars recalled right winger Denis Gurianov from AHL Texas and reassigned centre Justin Dowling. They recalled defenceman Joel Hanley.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings recalled centre Christoffer Ehn from AHL Grand Rapids. They reassigned Ehn.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers reassigned goaltender Michael Hutchinson to AHL Springfield.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings recalled centre Michael Amadio and left winger Matt Luff from AHL Ontario and reassigned defenceman Sean Walker and left winger Austin Wagner. They fired head coach John Stevens and assistant coach Don Nachbaur and named Willie Desjardins and Marco Sturm head coach and assistant coach, respectively.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild recalled defenceman Nate Prosser from his conditioning stint with AHL Iowa. They recalled right winger Matt Read.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens agreed to a mutual contract termination with left winger Jeremiah Addison. They recalled left winger Kenny Agostino from AHL Laval.

Centre Tomas Plekanec has retired from the NHL. Drafted in the third round, 71st overall, of the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Montreal Canadiens, Plekanec has 608 points (233G, 375A) in 1001 games, as well as 53 points (18G, 35A) in 94 playoff games, for Montreal (2003/04-partway through 2017/18, part of 2018/19), and Toronto (part of 2017/18). In his career, he achieved career-highs of 70 points and 45 assists in 2010 and 29 goals in 2008. Plekanec, 36, has seen a steady decline leading to his retirement. After a bounceback to 60 points in 2015 and 54 the following season, Plekanec failed to reach the 30-point mark in both of the last two seasons. Plekanec’s TOI fell from 16:17 to 11:03 after his February 2018 trade to Toronto. He rejoined the Canadiens for this season with only two games to go for his 1000th NHL regular season game, but was a healthy scratch for the first three games of the season. Plekanec played in only three games before being sidelined with a back injury. Though he’s recovered, the Canadiens have opted to part ways, placing him on unconditional waivers. Plekanec leaves having finished his last season with one point (1G, 0A) in three games. Though he is retired from the NHL, Plekanec intends to finish his professional career in his native Czechia. It’s time as well to bid farewell to his iconic turtleneck.

Nashville Predators

The Predators signed goaltender Pekka Rinne to a two-year contract extension. They signed defenceman Matt Donovan to a two-year contract.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils reassigned right winger Kurtis Gabriel to AHL Binghamton.

New York Islanders

The Islanders reassigned goaltender Christopher Gibson to AHL Bridgeport following his emergency recall. They recalled left winger Tom Kuhnhackl.

New York Rangers

The Rangers recalled centre Lias Andersson from AHL Hartford. They reassigned centre Boo Nieves.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators reassigned goaltender Mike Condon to AHL Belleville. They reassigned right winger Jack Rodewald. They reassigned defenceman Erik Burgdoerfer.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers recalled goaltender Alex Lyon from AHL Lehigh Valley. They reassigned Lyon and left winger Tyrell Goulbourne.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins recalled cente Zach Aston-Reese and left winger Garrett Wilson from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton and reassigned centre Derek Grant.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves this week.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves this week.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning reassigned defenceman Cameron Gaunce to AHL Syracuse.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs reassigned left winger Trevor Moore to AHL Toronto.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks recalled defenceman Jalen Chatfield from AHL Utica.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves this week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals recalled centre Travis Boyd from his conditioning stint with AHL Hershey. They reassigned right winger Nathan Walker. They recalled defenceman Aaron Ness and Jonas Siegenthaler.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets reassigned defenceman Tucker Poolman to AHL Manitoba. Right winger Brendan Lemieux has been suspended two games for an illegal check to the head of Florida’s Vincent Trocheck.