It’s a quieter schedule than usual on a Saturday but there are still 18 teams in action including Calgary and Winnipeg who will face off in the first outdoor game of the season at the Heritage Classic plus a rematch of the Stanley Cup Final with St. Louis and Boston. There will likely be plenty of roster movement throughout the day which we’ll keep tabs on here.
- The Sabres announced (Twitter link) that they’ve returned defenseman William Borgen to AHL Rochester. He was recalled on Friday to serve as an extra with Marco Scandella dealing with a lower-body injury. He has yet to record a point in seven games with the Americans but leads the team with 27 penalty minutes this season.
- Defenseman Reid McNeill is returning to the Penguins organization as their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton announced that he has signed a tryout deal with the team. McNeill was a sixth-rounder of Pittsburgh back in 2010 and spent parts of five seasons in their minor league system before they traded him to St. Louis back in 2016.
- Adam Vingan of The Athletic reports (Twitter link) that center Anthony Richard has joined the Predators in Tampa Bay which suggests that he has been recalled. The 22-year-old made his NHL debut with Nashville last season but has spent most of his career in the minors. Though he led AHL Milwaukee in scoring last season, he’s off to a slow start offensively with them this year with just a goal and an assist in seven games.
- The Wild announced (via Twitter) that they have assigned center Gabriel Dumont to AHL Iowa. His roster spot will go to fellow center Joel Eriksson Ek who has been activated off IR. Dumont got into three games with Minnesota while on recall and was held off the scoresheet while averaging 11:30 per night.