The Sabres have recalled Casey Nelson from Rochester (AHL).
Nelson, 24, has scored four goals with five assists (nine points) in 27 games with Rochester this season. He appeared in eight games with the Sabres earlier this season, but failed to record a point. He could draw into the lineup on Saturday because Jake McCabe is likely out due to a shoulder injury.
Theodore continues to be sent down, called up, sent down and called back up to help save money. The 21-year-old has seven points (1G / 6A) in 23 games with the Ducks and nine points (1G / 8A) in 11 games with San Diego (AHL).
The Ducks recalled Corey Tropp from San Diego (AHL).
Tropp,27, has scored eight goals and 21 assists (29 points) in 32 games with San Diego this season. He should make his Ducks’ debut on Saturday with Jakob Silfverberg not playing. Tropp has 27 points (6G / 21A) in 148 career NHL games, with the Sabres and Blue Jackets.
The Stars have recalled Julius Honka from Texas (AHL).
Honka, 21, had three assists in eight games with the Stars earlier this season. The 2014 No.14 pick is offensively gifted and comes back to the Stars with 21 points (5G / 16A) in 30 games with Texas. He has been recalled to replace Johnny Oduya, who has been placed on IR.
The Coyotes have recalled Christian Fischer from Tucson (AHL).
Fischer, 19, was a second round pick (No. 32 overall) in 2015 and this is his first NHL call-up. Fischer has picked up 32 points (16G / 16A) in 31 games in his first AHL season after posting 90 points (40G / 50A) in 66 games with the Windsor Spitfires (OHL) last year.
The Coyotes have reassigned Laurent Dauphin to Tucson (AHL).
Dauphin appeared in four games and was a healthy scratch for two during this call-up. Overall, he has two goals and one assist in 24 games with the Coyotes this season. The 21-year-old will go back to Tucson, where he has collected 11 points (5G / 6A) in 11 games this season.
The Blues have recalled Pheonix Copley from Chicago (AHL).
Copley, 25, has gone 11-4-1 with a 2.32 GAA and .920 SV% in 18 games with Chicago this season. The Blues’ No.1 Jake Allen has struggled mightily recently, so they will leave him in St. Louis when the Blues depart for Winnipeg for Saturday’s game. The Blues did not name a starter for Saturday, so the North Pole, Alaska native could make his first career NHL start.
The Blue Jackets have recalled Markus Hannikainen from Cleveland (AHL).
Hannikainen, 23, has no points in five games with the Blue Jackets this season. He has spent the majority of the year with the Monsters, where he registered nine goals and five assists (14 points) in 25 AHL games. Hannikainen will replace Matt Calvert in the lineup.
The Canucks have recalled Jordan Subban from Utica (AHL).
Subban, 21, was a fourth round pick in 2013 (115th overall) and this is his first NHL call-up. The brother of PK and Malcolm has picked up nine goals and 13 assists (22 points) in 34 games with Utica this season and could make his NHL debut this weekend.
The Hurricanes have sent Alex Nedeljkovic to Charlotte (AHL).
Nedeljkovic, 21, played 30 minutes after replacing Cam Ward and stopped all 17 shots he faced in his first taste of the NHL. Nedeljkovic returns to Charlotte where he has gone 5-12-0 with a 3.30 GAA and .884 SV% in 18 games this season.
The Panthers have sent Denis Malgin to Springfield (AHL).
Malgin has often served as a healthy scratch over the last month and has collected just eight points (4G / 4A) in 39 games this season. The Panthers want to get Malgin more playing time, so he will head to Springfield for the first time this season.
The Panthers have recalled Reto Berra from Springfield (AHL).
Berra has gone 9-8-2 with a 2.24 GAA and .917 SV% in 20 games with Springfield this season. Berra’s recall suggests that there is something wrong with either Roberto Luongo or James Reimer, so expect an update later today. Berra has posted a career .906 SV% in 64 NHL games with the Flames and Avalanche.