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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 2/6/21-2/12/21

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

NHL: Columbus Blue Jackets at Chicago Blackhawks Kamil Krzaczynski-USA TODAY Sports

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks reassigned right winger Vinni Lettieri to AHL San Diego. They recalled defenceman Kodie Curran.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes made no moves his week.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins made no moves his week.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres reassigned centre Matej Pekar, defenceman Oskari Laaksonen, and goaltender Ukko-Pekka Luukkonen to AHL Rochester. They reassigned right winger Jean-Sebastien Dea.

Calgary Flames

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.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes reassigned goaltender Antoine Bibeau to AHL Chicago. They reassigned goaltender Jeremy Helvig.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks reassigned centre Mikael Hakkarainen to AHL Rockford.

Colorado Avalanche

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.

Columbus Blue Jackets

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.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves his week.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings made no moves his week.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers reassigned goaltender Stuart Skinner to AHL Bakersfield.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers reassigned right winger Scott Wilson to AHL Syracuse.

Los Angeles Kings

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.

Minnesota Wild

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.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens reassigned centre Ryan Poehling and defenceman Cale Fleury to AHL Laval.

Nashville Predators

The Predators recalled centre Sean Malone from AHL Milwaukee. They recalled left winger Anthony Richard.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils reassigned defenceman Kevin Bahl and goaltender Gilles Senn to AHL Binghamton, then recalled Bahl and left winger Nolan Foote.

New York Islanders

The Islanders signed defenceman Robin Salo to a two-year contract extension. They reassigned centre Otto Koivula and left winger Dmytro Timashov to AHL Bridgeport.

New York Rangers

The Rangers recalled goaltender Keith Kinkaid from AHL Hartford and recalled goaltender Adam Huska. They reassigned defenceman Brandon Crawley. They reassigned centre Morgan Barron.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators recalled centre Logan Brown from AHL Belleville and reassigned centres Filip Chlapik and Matthew Peca. They recalled goaltender Filip Gustavsson and reassigned Joey Daccord.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers made no moves his week.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins made no moves his week.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks reassigned left winger Vladislav Kotkov to QMJHL Saint John. Defenceman Radim Simek has been fined $5000 for spearing Anaheim’s Adam Henrique.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues made no moves his week.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning made no moves his week.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs signed right winger Scott Sabourin to a one-year contract.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks made no moves his week.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights made no moves his week.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals reassigned defenceman Martin Fehervary to AHL Hershey. They reassigned left winger Damien Riat. They recalled Fehervary and goaltender Pheonix Copley.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets reassigned defencemen Ville Heinola and Dylan Samberg to AHL Manitoba.