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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 12/14/19-12/20/19

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks reassigned centre Sam Carrick to AHL San Diego. They recalled Carrick and defenceman Jacob Larsson and reassigned defenceman Josh Mahura. They recalled centre Isac Lundestrom and left winger Max Jones. Goaltender Jhonas Enroth, who was last under contract in the NHL with Anaheim, has parted ways with the KHL’s Dinamo Minsk.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes acquired left winger Taylor Hall and centre Blake Speers from New Jersey. They reassigned Speers and left winger Brayden Burke. They recalled goaltender Adin Hill on an emergency basis. They recalled defenceman Jordan Gross and reassigned defenceman Robbie Russo. They reassigned Hill following his emergency recall.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins reassigned right winger Zach Senyshyn to AHL Providence.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres reassigned centre Casey Mittelstadt to AHL Rochester. They recalled centre Curtis Lazar.

Calgary Flames

The Flames reassigned left winger Zac Rinaldo to AHL Stockton. They recalled Rinaldo and reassigned centre Austin Czarnik.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes recalled centre Brian Gibbons from AHL Charlotte. They reassigned Gibbons.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks made no moves this week.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche recalled defenceman Anton Lindholm from AHL Colorado. They reassigned defenceman Calle Rosen. Defenceman Samuel Girard has been fined $1957.89 for boarding Chicago’s Alex DeBrincat.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets recalled left winger Marko Dano and centre Kevin Stenlund from AHL Cleveland on an emergency basis. They reassigned right winger Kole Sherwood. They recalled defenceman Gabriel Carlsson on an emergency basis. They reassigned Dano following an emergency recall. They recalled left winger Jakob Lilja and centre Ryan MacInnis.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings reassigned defenceman Dylan McIlrath to AHL Grand Rapids. They recalled defenceman Brian Lashoff and reassigned goaltender Jimmy Howard for conditioning purposes. They recalled goaltender Calvin Pickard.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week.

Left winger Robert Nilsson, who last played in the NHL for Edmonton, has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the first round, 15th overall, in the 2003 NHL Entry Draft by the New York Islanders, Nilsson has 118 points (37G, 81A) in 252 games for the Islanders (2005/06) and Edmonton (2006/07-2009/10). Nilsson has career-highs of 41 points and 31 assists, in 2008, and 11 goals in 2010, all with Edmonton. While he did have that one decent season in 2008, Nilsson never matched that level, and spent the remainder of his career following the 2010 season in Europe. Nilsson finished his last NHL season with 27 points (11G, 16A) in 60 games for Edmonton. He finished his last pro season with 26 points in 21 games for the Swiss National League’s ZSC Lions. Nilsson, 34, retired having missed a chunk of he 2017/18 season, all of the 2018/19 season, and all of this season to date with injuries.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers acquired centre Ryan Haggerty from Pittsburgh and reassigned him to AHL Springfield.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings placed right winger Ilya Kovalchuk on unconditional waivers. They recalled defenceman Kale Clague from AHL Ontario and reassigned defenceman Paul LaDue.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild recalled centre Gerald Mayhew from AHL Iowa. They recalled centres Nico Sturm and Luke Johnson and goaltender Kaapo Kahkonen. They reassigned centre Gerald Mayhew. They reassigned defenceman Brennan Menell.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens recalled goaltender Charlie Lindgren from AHL Laval and reassigned goaltender Cayden Primeau. They recalled centre Lukas Vejdemo and reassigned defenceman Otto Leskinen.

Nashville Predators

The Predators reassigned left winger Daniel Carr to AHL Milwaukee and recalled centre Colin Blackwell. They reassigned centre Yakov Trenin.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils recalled goaltender Evan Cormier from ECHL Adirondack. They placed defenceman Joe Morrow on unconditional waivers and Morrow signed a two-year contract in Belarus with the KHL’s Dinamo Minsk. They acquired right winger Nick Merkley, centre Nate Scharr, defenceman Kevin Bahl, a 2020 first-round pick, and a conditional 2021 third-round pick from Arizona. They reassigned centre Michael McLeod. They recalled McLeod. They reassigned Cormier to AHL Binghamton and recalled goaltender Gilles Senn. They reassigned Merkley and Scharr.

New York Islanders

The Islanders recalled left winger Tom Kuhnhackl from his conditioning stint with AHL Bridgeport. They reassigned left winger Robert Carpenter.

New York Rangers

The Rangers made no moves this week.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators recalled defenceman Andreas Englund from AHL Belleville. They reassigned right winger Jonathan Davidsson. They recalled defenceman Erik Brannstrom and centre JC Beaudin. They reassigned defenceman Maxime Lajoie. They recalled goaltender Filip Gustavsson on an emergency basis. They reassigned Gustavsson following his emergency recall. They recalled Lajoie.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers recalled right winger Nicolas Aube-Kubel and left winger Carsen Twarynski from AHL Lehigh Valley. They reassigned Twaynski and recalled centre Andy Andreoff. They reassigned right winger David Kase. Right winger Joel Farabee has been suspended three games for interference against Winnipeg’s Mathieu Perreault.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins recalled centre Joseph Blandisi from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an emergency basis. They acquired left winger Kevin Roy from Florida and reassigned him. They recalled defenceman Kevin Czuczman and centre Thomas Di Pauli.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks reassigned left winger Lukas Radil to AHL San Jose. They recalled defenceman Jacob Middleton and reassigned right winger Joachim Blichfeld. They reassigned centre Noah Gregor. They claimed right winger Stefan Noesen off waivers from Pittsburgh. They reassigned Middleton and centre Dylan Gambrell. They recalled Gregor, Middleton, and centre Joel Kellman.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves this week.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning reassigned centre Mitchell Stephens to AHL Syracuse. They recalled Stephens. They reassigned right winger Mathieu Joseph.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs reassigned left winger Pontus Aberg and defenceman Martin Marincin to AHL Toronto. They recalled Marincin and defenceman Timothy Liljegren on an emergency basis. They recalled centre Adam Brooks on an emergency basis. They reassigned Liljegren, Marincin, and Brooks following emergency recalls. They recalled Marincin and Brooks.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks reassigned right winger Zack MacEwen to AHL Utica. They recalled defenceman Jalen Chatfield and reassigned defenceman Guillaume Brisebois. They recalled MacEwen.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves this week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals made no moves this week.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets recalled centre Jansen Harkins and right winger Mason Appleton from AHL Manitoba. They claimed goaltender Eric Comrie off waivers from Detroit.