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The Canucks loaned forward Nils Hoglander to the AHL’s Abbotsford Canucks, the team announced late Monday night.
General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that F Nils Höglander has been assigned to Abbotsford (AHL).
— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) December 20, 2022
Hoglander did not play in Monday’s 5-1 loss to the St. Louis Blues, last appearing in a game Saturday against the Winnipeg Jets.
In 25 games so far this season, Hoglander has three goals and six assists for nine points.
The Winnipeg Jets have placed forward Blake Wheeler on the injured reserve list after he had groin surgery last week.
Head coach Rick Bowness said Wheeler is expected to miss four weeks.
TRANSACTIONS: The #NHLJets have placed F – Blake Wheeler on injured reserve and recalled G – Arvid Holm from the Manitoba Moose (AHL) on an emergency basis.
— Winnipeg Jets PR (@WpgJetsPR) December 20, 2022
The Jets announced goaltender Arvid Holm has been recalled from the AHL’s Manitoba Moose on an emergency basis.
The 24-year-old has appeared in 12 games this season in the AHL, posting a 2.55 goals-against average with a .923 save percentage.
Meanwhile, goaltender Connor Hellebuyck was absent from the team’s morning skate Tuesday with David Rittich as the other goaltender on the ice alongside Holm. TSN’s John Lu reports that Hellebuyck is expected to make the trip to Boston and Washington but is suffering from a non-COVID-related illness.
— John Lu (@JohnLuTSNWpg) December 20, 2022
Columbus Blue Jackets
The Blue Jackets announced that goaltender Elvis Merzlikins is unavailable for Tuesday’s game against the Philadelphia Flyers.
Goalie Jet Greaves has been recalled on an emergency basis.
We have placed RW Yegor Chinakhov on Injured Reserve.
— Columbus Blue Jackets (@BlueJacketsNHL) December 20, 2022
Meanwhile, the Blue Jackets announce that winger Yegor Chinakhov has been placed on injured reserve.
Head coach Rod Brind’Amour told reporters that injured forward Sebastian Aho is unlikely to play Tuesday night as the Hurricanes take on the New Jersey Devils.
Rod Brind’Amour confirms that Sebastian Aho is doubtful to play tonight as the #Canes take on the devils.
“I’d like to see him in a real practice before we throw him out there.”
— Walt Ruff (@WaltRuff) December 20, 2022
“I’d like to see him in a real practice before we throw him out there,” Brind’Amour said via team reporter Walt Ruff.
Aho has not played since Dec. 6 because of a lower-body injury.
In 26 games so far this season, the 25-year-old has 11 goals and 16 assists for 27 points.
The Wild have recalled forward Steven Fogarty from the AHL’s Iowa Wild, it was announced Tuesday.
🗞 NEWS 🗞
We recalled Steven Fogarty from Iowa. #mnwild
— Minnesota Wild (@mnwild) December 20, 2022
He has zero points this season in two games with the big club and nine goals and 21 points in 25 AHL games.
The Preds announced they have recalled defenseman Jordan Gross from the AHL’s Milwaukee Admirals.
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) December 20, 2022
The 27-year-old has three goals and zero assists in 10 games with Nashville this season.
The Bruins announced they have assigned forward Craig Smith to the AHL’s Providence Bruins.
Bruins Assign Craig Smith to Providence: https://t.co/0hIuVZYP9S
— Boston Bruins (@NHLBruins) December 20, 2022
He has one goal and four points in 18 games so far this season.
Lines at morning skate as per Postmedia’s Bruce Garrioch:
San Jose Sharks
The San Jose Sharks announced they have recalled forward CJ Suess from AHL affiliate San Jose Barracuda.
Suess was drafted 129th overall in 2014 by the Jets and appeared in five NHL games so far and only once for the Sharks after signing a two-way contract back in July.
The Forest Lake, Minn. native appeared in 22 games for the Barracuda this season, scoring three goals and seven assists for 10 total points.