Yes, you read the title right.
HOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOCKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKKEYYYYYYYYY’S BACK BABY!!!!!!
There are three games to watch tonight. Habs/Leafs start another year of their storied rivalry at 7pm, which you can see on CBC and RDS. At the same time, The Boston Bruins look to defend the Stanley Cup by starting their season against the Philadelphia Flyers on Versus, and at 10PM the Canucks take on the Sid-less Penguins om CBC. I Will be tweeting for both games (@StevenEllisNHL).
So let’s get to yesterdays transactions!
The Calgary Flames Assigned defenseman Jordan Henry to Abbotsford (AHL).
The Carolina Hurricanes Assigned forward Riley Nash to Charlotte (AHL)
The Colorado Avalanche Placed forwards Brandon Yip and Mark Olver and defenseman Kyle Cumiskey on injured reserve; reassigned defenseman Stefan Elliott to Lake Erie (AHL).
The Columbus Blue Jackets Assigned forward Alexandre Giroux to Springfield (AHL).
The Dallas Stars Placed defenseman Adam Pardy on injured reserve.
The Florida Panthers Assigned forward Steven Reinprecht and defenseman Mike Kostka to San Antonio (AHL).
The LA Kings Reassigned defenseman Slava Voynov to Manchester (AHL); placed defenseman Jake Muzzin on injured reserve; placed forward Colin Fraser on the non-roster list.
The Minnesota Wild Assigned goaltender Matt Hackett to Houston (AHL).
The Montreal Canadiens Assigned forwards Ian Schultz, Aaron Palushaj, Michael Blunden and Andreas Engqvist to Hamilton (AHL); claimed forward Blair Betts off waivers from the Philadelphia Flyers.
The New Jersey Devils Agreed to terms with forward Petr Sykora; Named Zach Parise Captain, Ilya Kovalchuk, Patrick Elias Assistant captains.
The New York Islanders Assigned center Trevor Frischmon and defenseman Dylan Reese to Bridgeport (AHL); returned left wing Kirill Kabanov to Blainville- Boisbriand (QMJHL).
The New York Rangers Assigned forward Sean Avery to Connecticut (AHL); recalled defenseman Tim Erixon from Connecticut; placed defenseman Marc Staal on injured reserve.
The Philadelphia Flyers Placed forwards Ian Laperriere and Andrew Rowe and defenseman Brandon Manning on injured reserve; assigned defenseman Oskars Bartulis to Adirondack (AHL).
The Phoenix Coyotes Signed forward Paul Bissonnette to a two-year contract extension.
The San Jose Sharks Reassigned forward Cam MacIntyre and defenseman Mike Moore to Worcester (AHL).
The Toronto Maple Leafs Placed forward Tim Connolly on injured reserve, sent Joey Crabb to Marlies (AHL).
The Vancouver Canucks Assigned right wing Victor Oreskovich and defenseman Ryan Parent to Chicago (AHL).
The Winnipeg Jets Signed David Aebischer to an AHL contract, released Troy Bodie from his PTO.
GET READY FOR SOME HOCKEY!!