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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 4/13/19-4/19/19

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks made no moves this week.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes made no moves this week.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins recalled right winger Paul Carey from AHL Providence.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres signed defenceman Jacob Bryson to a three-year entry-level contract.

Calgary Flames

The Flames recalled centre Spencer Foo, Curtis Lazar, Tyler Graovac, and Glenn Gawdin; left winger Ryan Lomberg; right wingers Matthew Phillips and Buddy Robinson; defencemen Rinat Valiev and Marcus Hogstrom; and goaltender Tyler Parsons from AHL Stockton.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes recalled right winger Patrick Brown from AHL Charlotte on an emergency basis. They signed left winger Jake Pritchard to a one-year entry-level contract. They recalled centre Aleksi Saarela on an emergency basis and reassigned defenceman Jake Bean.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks signed centre Jacob Nilsson to a one-year contract extension.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche signed defenceman Cale Makar to a three-year entry-level contract.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets recalled defenceman Vladislav Gavrikov to a two-year entry-level contract.

Dallas Stars

The Stars signed left winger Riley Tufte to a three-year entry-level contract. They recalled centre Joel L’Esperance, left winger Adam Mascherin, right wingers Denis Gurianov and Nicholas Caamano, and defencemen Joel Hanley, Dillon Heatherington, and Gavin Bayreuther from AHL Texas.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings signed goaltender Filip Larsson to a three-year entry-level contract. They named Steve Yzerman general manager.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers made no moves this week.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers made no moves this week.

Centre Derek MacKenzie has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the fifth round, 128th overall, in the 1999 NHL Entry Draft by the Atlanta Thrashers, MacKenzie has 125 points (51G, 74A) in 611 games, as well as two point (1G, 1A) in 12 playoff games, for Atlanta (2001/02-2006/07), Columbus (2007/08-2013/14), and Florida (2014/15-2018/19). A gritty depth centre, MacKenzie only had cups of coffee at the NHL level during the 2000s, playing only 64 games between his 2002 NHL debut and 2010. He spent the 2010s as a fourth-line centre for whatever team he’d be playing for, on the roster mainly for intangibles. The veteran was named team captain for the 2016/17 season following Willie Mitchell’s retirement. Having announced at the beginning of the season his intention to retire, MacKenzie relinquished the captaincy to young star Aleksander Barkov. MacKenzie set career-highs of nine goals in 2011 and 2014, both with Columbus, and 14 assists and 23 points, also in 2011 with Columbus. MacKenzie, 37, finished his final NHL season with one scoreless game, unfortunately missing all but the opener of his final season to shoulder surgery, though he had 14 points (3G, 11A) in 75 games the season prior.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings named Todd McLellan head coach.

Goaltender Peter Budaj has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the second round, 63rd overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Colorado Avalanche, Budaj has a 158-132-40 record, 0.904 Save%, 2.70 GAA, and 18 shutouts in 368 games, as well as a 0-2 record, 0.893 Save%, 5.10 GAA, and zero shutouts in seven playoff games for Colorado (2005/06-2010/11), Montreal (2011/12-2013/14), Los Angeles (2015/16-partway through 2016/17, 2018/19), and Tampa Bay (partway through 2016/17-2017/18). As a depth goaltender, Budaj doesn’t really have any standout aspects to his career. His most notable season was 2016/17, when he played a career-high 60 games between the Kings and Lightning only two years after he was acquired by Winnipeg and spent the entire season in the AHL. His career-highs are a 30-21-3 record, 0.915 Save%, 2.18 GAA, and seven shutouts in 2017 with Los Angeles and Tampa Bay. Budaj, 36, retires after posting an 0-1-0 record, 0.818 Save%, 5.02 GAA, and zero shutouts in three games, along with a 7-11-7 record, 0.890 Save%, 3.73 GAA, and one shutout in 27 games for the AHL’s Ontario Reign.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild signed right winger Brandon Duhaime to a two-year entry-level contract.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens signed defenceman Christian Folin to a one-year contract extension.

Nashville Predators

The Predators signed centre Josh Wilkins to a two-year entry-level contract.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils made no moves this week.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers made no moves this week.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators made no moves this week.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers named Alain Vigneault head coach.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves this week.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks recalled centre Dylan Gambrell from AHL San Jose. Centre Joe Thornton has been suspended one game with an illegal check to the head of Vegas’ Tomas Nosek.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues recalled goaltender Jared Coreau from AHL San Antonio.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning recalled defenceman Cameron Gaunce from AHL Syracuse. Right winger Nikita Kucherov has been suspended one game for boarding Columbus’ Markus Nutivaara.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs made no moves this week. Centre Nazem Kadri has been suspended for the remainder of the first round of the playoffs for an illegal check to the head of Boston’s Jake DeBrusk.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves this week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights signed left winger Nikita Gusev to a one-year entry-level contract.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals recalled right winger Devante Smith-Pelly from AHL Hershey.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets recalled goaltender Eric Comrie from AHL Manitoba. They recalled right wingers Kristian Vesalainen, Marko Dano, Mason Appleton, and Logan Shaw; and defencemen Logan Stanley and Cameron Schilling.