Chris Johnston: The Anaheim Ducks have actually advanced Derek Grant and defenseman Greg Pateryn on waivers.
Sabres PR: The Buffalo Sabres declared defenseman Christian Wolanin off waivers from the Los Angeles Kings.
Peter Baugh: Because of injuries, COVID-19, a suspension and their income cap position, the Colorado Avalanche just dressed 19 gamers last night.
Puck Pedia: “What’s interesting about #GoAvsGo is that the current roster right now has annual cap hit of $81.51M. They can do that & project to finish yr at $81.493M because they started the year with 2 days of $1.38M Annual Cap Space, which accrued $14K of space that is now being used.”
Johnson and Lemieux in COVID procedure
Aarif Deen: Colorado Avalanche defenseman Jack Johnson is on the COVID procedure list and missed out on the other day’s video game.
John Hoven: Los Angeles Kings forward Brendan Lemieux is on the COVID procedure list.
Leafs required to sign a backup to an ATO
Chris Johnston: The Toronto Maple Leafs were needed to sign U of T goaltender Alex Bishop to an ATO (amateur tryout) the other day as they didn’t have the income cap area to remember a backup goaltender. Goaltender Petr Mrazek was hurt on Thursday.
Chris Johnston: Now that the Leafs played one video game short a gamer, they are now able to remember Michael Hutchinson as an emergency situation recall.
Puck Pedia: “Under last year’s special rules, a goalie could be recalled immediately from taxi squad even if the team had no cap space. This year reverts back to normal emergency rules: If no cap space, must play 1 game short, then can call up cap hit 850K or less & doesn’t carry cap charge”
Kristen Shilton: Bishop remains in a rotation of emergency situation backups at ScotiaBank Arena. Bishop stated that he was “a day late” back in 2020 when David Ayres made his well-known emergency situation win.