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A few roster moves were made yesterday. The Pittsburgh Penguins have recalled forward Drew O’Connor to Pittsburgh’s main roster and forward Filip Hallander to the taxi squad from the Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins. [Penguins]
Much has been made recently about the Penguins’ tendency of trading first-round draft picks in the name of winning championships. Even if we’re approaching the end of the Crosby/Malkin era, if the right deal comes along, GM Ron Hextall should absolutely deal his first draft pick. [PensBurgh]
Jeff Carter returns to Los Angeles later this evening. The longtime Kings forward had a chance to look back, and discuss the trade that ‘prolonged’ his solid career. [Post-Gazette]
And speaking of Carter, his appearance throughout the last game against the Anaheim Ducks saw him on the wing, specifically the left wing alongside Evgeni Malkin. The 37-year-old’s trip to the west side may see him feature more frequently on the left side if he continues to have the success that was seen in the Ducks game. [Trib Live]
Danton Heinen’s Anaheim Ducks career was not all that memorable for the forward. Having put up 47 points with the Boston Bruins in 2017-18, Heinen’s game stalled out considerably in Southern California between 2019 and 2021. A change of scenery to the Steel City has reinvigorated his game. [Post-Gazette]
News and notes from around the NHL...
Two former off-ice officials with the NHL have filed a lawsuit against the league. They claim they were fired after they called out two ex-supervisors for racist behavior. [Sportsnet]