A pair of minor moves to pass along…
— The Washington Capitals have recalled defenseman Dmitry Orlov from AHL Hershey.
Orlov, 22, had been up in Washington and was only sent down to the Bears for a brief period of time (one game), but that was enough for him to notch a goal and an assist, moving into the Hershey scoring lead with eight points on the year.
The Russian rearguard has appeared in 65 career games for the Caps, though none this year.
— The Montreal Canadiens have recalled veteran forward Martin St. Pierre from AHL Hamilton.
St. Pierre, 30, is a veteran of 35 NHL contests and has spent time with the Chicago, Boston and Ottawa organizations. He’s also spent time playing in the Austrian league, the SM-liiga at the KHL, only to return to North America a couple of years ago for another kick at the NHL.
St. Pierre has eight points in seven games this year for the Bulldogs, and will serve as a depth forward as Montreal has Daniel Briere, Travis Moen and Brandon Prust currently on IR.
The San Jose Sharks have assigned forwards Nikolay Goldobin and Melker Karlsson and defenseman Mirco Mueller to AHL San Jose.
Goldobin and Mueller are both first-round picks — the former in 2014, the latter in 2013.
Goldobin had one goal and two assists in five preseason games. It’s possible he could be called back up when the NHL suspends Raffi Torres.
Torres remains part of the 23-man roster (see below) but is facing a lengthy ban for his hit on Anaheim’s Jakub Silfverberg. Torres has a hearing today.
Rookie defenseman Dylan DeMelo is also on the roster. The 22-year-old had one goal and two assists in four preseason games.
Curtis Glencross’ hard-luck preseason continued on Monday, as the Avalanche announced they released him from his training camp tryout.
Glencross had previously been cut from Toronto’s camp, which he described as “kind of a shock” move. Following that release, the 32-year-old quickly shifted to Colorado but arrived fairly late in the overall process, and only got a bit of exposure before being let go.
While some thought yesterday’s trade of Freddie Hamilton to Calgary may have opened up a spot for Glencross, the Avs now appear to be going in a different direction.
A two-time 20-goal scorer that netted 13 in 71 games last year, it’s unclear what lies ahead for Glencross.