The Coyotes made no moves his week.
The Bruins made no moves his week.
The Flames reassigned defenceman Michael Stone to AHL Stockton and recalled centre Glenn Gawdin. Right winger Anthony Peluso, who last played in the NHL for Calgary in 2018/19, has signed in Slovakia with the Slovak Extraliga’s HC Slovan Bratislava. Goaltender Karri Ramo, who last played in the NHL for Calgary from 2013/14 to 2015/16 has signed in Finland with the Liiga’s TPS Turku.
The Blackhawks reassigned centre Mikael Hakkarainen to AHL Rockford.
The Avalanche reassigned defenceman Greg Pateryn to AHL Colorado and recalled centres Jayson Megna, Miikka Salomaki, and TJ Tynan, and defencemen Kyle Burroughs, Dennis Gilbert, and Dan Renouf. Defenceman Patrick Wiercioch, who last played in the NHL for Colorado in 2016/17, has signed in Sweden with the AllSvenskan’s Timra IK.
The Blue Jackets made no moves his week.
Centre Mikko Koivu has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the first round, sixth overall, in the 2001 NHL Entry Draft by the Minnesota Wild, Koivu scored 711 points (206G, 505A) in 1035 games, as well as 28 points (11G, 17A) in 59 playoff games, for Minnesota (2005/06-2019/20) and Columbus (2020/21). The two-way centre won silver at the 2006 Olympics with Finland as well as bronze in both 2010 and 2014, but unfortunately doesn’t have a list of accomplishments at the NHL level. He was named to play in the All-Star Game in 2012, but was forced to miss with injury and didn’t get the opportunity at any other point. He was also a Selke finalist in 2017, but never got any closer to the award. Koivu achieved all his career highs, 71 points, 22 goals, and 49 assists, in 2009/10 with the Wild. Prior to the 2009/10 season, the Wild rotated their captaincy every month or two between the major players on their team. The captaincy rotated to Koivu for February 2008, October through November 2008, January 2009, and March through April 2009. When the Wild finally settled on a permanent captain, they chose Koivu, and he wore the “C” for the entire rest of his tenure in Minnesota. Koivu scored two points (1G, 1A) in seven games during this season. Koivu played 1028 of the 1183 games the Wild played during his tenure with them, 86.9% of the total, topping 70 games played in eight of his 15 seasons in Minnesota, due to various injuries. Injuries seem to be a recurring theme with Koivu, 37, who explained in his retirement statement that he felt he couldn’t play to the standard he expected of himself as the main reason for hanging them up.
The Stars made no moves his week.
The Red Wings made no moves his week.
The Oilers reassigned goaltender Stuart Skinner to AHL Bakersfield.
The Panthers reassigned right winger Scott Wilson to AHL Syracuse.
The Kings claimed goaltender Troy Grosenick off waivers from Edmonton and reassigned him to AHL Ontario. They reassigned left winger Bokondji Imama. They reassigned defencemen Mark Alt and Tobias Bjornfot.
The Wild reassigned right winger William Bitten and centre Mason Shaw to AHL Iowa. They reassigned centre Damien Giroux, left winger Adam Beckman, right wingers Ivan Lodnia and Dmitry Sokolov, and defenceman Fedor Gordeev.
The Canadiens reassigned centre Ryan Poehling and defenceman Cale Fleury to AHL Laval.
The Devils reassigned defenceman Kevin Bahl and goaltender Gilles Senn to AHL Binghamton, then recalled Bahl and left winger Nolan Foote.
The Flyers made no moves his week.
The Penguins made no moves his week.
The Blues made no moves his week.
The Lightning made no moves his week.
The Maple Leafs signed right winger Scott Sabourin to a one-year contract.
The Canucks made no moves his week.
The Golden Knights made no moves his week.
The Jets reassigned defencemen Ville Heinola and Dylan Samberg to AHL Manitoba.