Tuesday, December 30, 2014

Roy Traded to Oilers from Predators

As reported on the Edmonton Oilers' official website, the team has traded for centerman Derek Roy from the Nashville Predators in exchange for Mark Arcobello.

Roy, a 31-year-old pivot who is on a one-year deal valued at $1 million, had played in 26 games with the Predators this season, notching 10 points (1 goal, 9 assists). He spent 2013-14 with the St. Louis Blues, putting up a respectable 37 points (9 goals, 28 assists) in 75 games. He is viewed as top four centerman who will bolster the Oilers' forwards with a veteran presence.

Arcobello, a right-handed forward who played his college hockey at Yale University, spent 36 games with Edmonton this season, notching 12 points (7 goals, 5 assists). He spent some time last season with the Oilers' AHL affiliate in Oklahoma City, but the priority of the campaign with Edmonton where he put up 18 points in 41 games. The 26 year-old hailing from Connecticut is also on a one-year deal, at $600K for 2014-15.

Monday, December 29, 2014

Halak Off Injured Reserve

It was a short stint on the IR for New York Islanders' goaltender Jaroslav Halak.  As reported by Newsday, Halak has been removed from injured reserve and could play in net as early as Monday.  The injury to Halak is described as a lower-body injury, but as noted in the Newsday article, Halak missed significant time in net two years ago due to a groin injury.  

Saturday, December 27, 2014

Halak to IR, Poulin Recalled

The New York Islanders have placed goaltender Jaroslav Halak on injured reserve, and have recalled netminder Kevin Poulin, as reported on NHL.com.   Halak's placement on IR is retroactive to December 20.  The injury to Halak has been reported as a "lower-body" injury.  The veteran goaltender has been extremely solid in net for the Isles this season, putting up an impressive .919 save percentage and 2.24 goals-against-average.  Halak's performance this season has helped New York remain one of the best teams in the Eastern Conference during the first part of the 2013-14 season.

Poulin has also been solid in net for the AHL Bridgeport Sound Tigers this season.  His .928 save percentage and 2.41 goals-against-average at the AHL level afford the Islanders the ability to rely on Poulin as a solid backup if and when required.  

NHL Moves - Blue Jackets, Flames, Hurricanes, Blues, Sharks

As reported on the Columbus Blue Jackets' website, the team has recalled center Sean Collins.  The left-shooting forward hailing from Saskatoon had put up 19 points in 27 games with the Springfield Falcons of the AHL this season.

The Calgary Flames have recalled defenseman Corey Potter from their AHL affiliate Adirondack Flames, according to the team's website.  The journeyman blue liner who played his college hockey at Michigan State has 5 assists in 19 contests at the AHL level this season.  Last season saw him play with both the Boston Bruins and Edmonton Oilers at the NHL level.

The Carolina Hurricanes are bolstering their offense with a call up from the AHL, bringing up forward Brendan Woods from the Charlotte Checkers as reported on their website.  The 22-year-old Woods has played in 29 games for the Checkers this season, putting up a healthy 13 points (6 goals, 7 assists).

Petteri Lindbohm was called up by the St. Louis Blues, as reported by CBS St. Louis , after spending some time with the Chicago Wolves of the AHL.  Lindbohm has played in 8 NHL games this season, notching an assist.  He has spent the majority of his time this season with the Wolves, appearing in 23 contests and notching 10 points (4 goals, 6 assists).

Micheal Haley has been brought up from Worcester by the San Jose Sharks according to the San Jose Mercury News.  The centerman will add some toughness, necessary due to the suspension of John Scott.  Haley has played in 27 games with Worcester this season, scoring 10 goals and adding 3 assists.  He has also racked up 60 penalty minutes.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Isles Recall Goaltender Poulin

The New York Islanders have recalled goaltender Kevin Poulin according to Arthur Staple of Newsday. It is expected that Poulin will back up Chad Johnson in net for tonight's game against the Montreal Canadiens.

Penguins Call Up Uher From Wilkes-Barre / Scranton

The Pittsburgh Penguins have called up forward Dominik Uher from their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre / Scranton, as reported in the Post-Gazette.  The 21 year-old hailing from the Czech Republic has played in 29 games at the AHL level this season, scoring 4 goals and adding 5 assists.  It's thought that Uher will fill the spot vacated due to the Blake Comeau injury, sustained on Monday.  If Uher sees ice time with Pittsburgh in their contest with Tampa Bay on Tuesday evening, it will be his first NHL regular season appearance.  

Armia Called Up by Sabres

As reported on Twitter by the Buffalo Sabres, Joel Armia has been called up from the Rochester Americans of the AHL. In 21 games with Rochester this year, Armia has put up a healthy 16 points.

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