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Cole’s Notes From Around the League: 5/1/21-5/7/21

The latest in transaction news from across the NHL.

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Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks reassigned right winger Jacob Perreault to AHL San Diego. They reassigned goaltender Olle Eriksson Ek.

Arizona Coyotes

The Coyotes signed goaltender Karel Vejmelka to a one-year contract. They recalled defenceman Victor Soderstrom from AHL Tucson.

Boston Bruins

The Bruins made no moves this week.

Buffalo Sabres

The Sabres signed goaltender Stefanos Lekkas to a one-year entry-level contract. They recalled left winger CJ Smith and goaltender Michael Houser from AHL Rochester and reassigned centre Jean-Sebastian Dea. They recalled left winger Brett Murray.

Calgary Flames

The Flames made no moves this week.

Carolina Hurricanes

The Hurricanes made no moves this week.

Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks recalled right winger MacKenzie Entwistle and defenceman Alec Regula from AHL Rockford. They signed defenceman Jakub Galvas to a two-year entry-level contract.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanche recalled defenceman Dan Renouf and goaltenders Hunter Miska and Adam Werner from AHL Colorado and reassigned goaltender Jonas Johansson. They recalled centres Jayson Megna and Alex Newhook and defenceman Dennis Gilbert and reassigned Miska and Werner. They recalled defenceman Kyle Burroughs.

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets signed right winger Yegor Chinakhov to a three-year entry-level contract. They signed right winger Justin Danforth to a one-year contract. Right winger Mikko Rantanen has been fined $5000 for embellishment against San Jose.

Dallas Stars

The Stars made no moves this week.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings recalled centre Hayden Verbeek and defenceman Joe Hicketts from AHL Grand Rapids.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers recalled defenceman Philip Broberg from the SHL’s Skelleftea AIK. They signed goaltender Ilya Konovalov to a two-year entry-level contract.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers recalled defenceman Brady Keeper and goaltender Sam Montembeault from AHL Syracuse.

Los Angeles Kings

The Kings recalled centre Rasmus Kupari and goaltender Jacob Ingham from AHL Ontario and reassigned goaltender Matthew Villalta.

Minnesota Wild

The Wild signed defencemen Daemon Hunt and Ryan O’Rourke to three-year entry-level contracts.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens recalled centre Ryan Poehling and right winger Alex Belzile from AHL Laval. They reassigned defenceman Xavier Ouellet.

Nashville Predators

The Predators made no moves this week.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils recalled defenceman Kevin Bahl from AHL Binghamton. They signed goaltender Nico Daws to a three-year entry-level contract. They recalled left winger AJ Greer.

Right winger Eric Tangradi, who last played for New Jersey in 2019/20, has retired from pro hockey. Drafted in the second round, 42nd overall, in the 2007 NHL Entry Draft by the Anaheim Ducks, Tangradi has 16 points (5G, 11A) in 150 games, as well as one point (0G, 1A) in three playoff games, for the Pittsburgh Penguins (2009/10-partway through 2012/13), Winnipeg Jets (partway through 2012/13-2013/14), Montreal Canadiens (2014/15), Detroit Red Wings (2015/16), and New Jersey Devils (2018/19). At the time of his trade from Anaheim to Pittsburgh, Tangradi was seen as the real quality piece coming back along with Chris Kunitz for Ryan Whitney. Things didn’t turn out that way, with Kunitz riding shotgun with Sidney Crosby to goals and points in the hundreds, three Stanley Cup titles, and Gold at the 2014 Sochi Olympics, as opposed to Tangradi, who would never play more than the 55 games he played for Winnipeg in 2013/14. He also never had any more than the three goals or six points he had in 2014 with the Jets or the three assists he had in each of 2013 and 2014 with Winnipeg. While he was serviceable as a defensive forward for the fourth-line during the peak of his career, he wound up being buried in the minors from 2014 onward. Tangradi finished his last NHL season with one assist in six games for New Jersey in 2018/19, along with 24 points in 41 games for AHL Binghamton. He finished his last pro season altogether nine points in 22 games for the Kazakhstan-based KHL club Barys Nul-Sultan and 13 points in 21 games for AHL Grand Rapids. Tangradi, 32, has opted to retire after having not played since the end of the 2019/20 season.

New York Islanders

The Islanders made no moves this week.

New York Rangers

The Rangers fired President John Davidson and GM Jeff Gorton and have named Chris Drury replacement for both. Right winger Pavel Buchnevich has been suspended one game for high-sticking Washington’s Anthony Mantha. The Rangers have been fined $250,000 for their comments regarding George Parros and the Department of Player Safety.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators signed goaltender Anton Forsberg to a one-year contract extension. They recalled defenceman Cody Goloubef from AHL Belleville.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers recalled defenceman Wyatt Wylie from AHL Lehigh Valley and reassigned defenceman Egor Zamula. They signed left winger Elliot Desnoyers to a three-year entry-level contract and signed centre Olle Lycksell to a two-year entry-level contract. Defenceman Shayne Gostisbehere has been suspended two games for boarding Pittsburgh’s Mark Friedman.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins recalled goaltender Maxime Lagace from AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton on an emergency basis. They signed right winger Valtteri Puustinen to a two-year entry-level contract.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks made no moves this week.

St. Louis Blues

The Blues signed defenceman Steven Santini to a two-year contract extension.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning recalled defenceman Ben Thomas and goaltender Spencer Martin from AHL Syracuse and reassigned defenceman Cal Foote. They signed goaltender Amir Miftakhov to a two-year entry-level contract. They signed Martin to a one-year contract extension.

Toronto Maple Leafs

The Maple Leafs reassigned left winger Nicholas Robertson and defenceman Martin Marincin to AHL Toronto. They signed centre Kirill Semyonov to a one-year entry-level contract. They reassigned goaltender Frederik Andersen for conditioning purposes.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks recalled left winger Jonah Gadjovich from AHL Utica. Right winger Zack MacEwen has been suspended one game for kneeing Edmonton’s Darnell Nurse.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights recalled centre Peyton Krebs from WHL Winnipeg.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals reassigned defenceman Michal Kempny to AHL Hershey for conditioning purposes. Right winger Tom Wilson has been fined $5000 for roughing the Rangers’ Pavel Buchnevich.

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets recalled centres David Gustafsson and Dominic Toninato, right winger Marko Dano, defencemen Ville Heinola, and goaltender Eric Comrie from AHL Manitoba. They reassigned defenceman Luke Green and goaltender Mikhail Berdin. They recalled left winger CJ Suess.