On Saturday, the Anchorage Igloos placed RW Waldo Miranda on the injured list and promoted RW Lionel LaNeige from their affiliate in Minnesota. Miranda suffered an upper-body injury during the final game of the season against Michigan, after being flattened by a controversial hit. He is expected to miss the entire postseason. LaNeige makes his second appearance with the Igloos; he was called up earlier in the season and appeared in 6 games, recording 2 assists.
Also on Saturday, the Hamilton Pistols called up RW Anders Pedersen from their farm club in Oshawa. The Pistols had an open roster slot after placing LW Magnus Gunnarson on the injured list last week, and they turned to the 22-year-old Pedersen to fill it. Pedersen was Oshawa’s leading scorer this season, recording 52 points (24 goals, 28 assists). This is his first SHL appearance.
On Wednesday, the Dakota Jackalopes called up D Jon Rogers and sent LW Rick Crisak back to their CHL affiliate in Idaho. The Jackalopes called up Crisak a couple weeks ago, and he appeared in 3 games for Dakota without recording a point. Rogers makes his first appearance with the Jackalopes this season.
On Saturday, the Hamilton Pistols placed LW Magnus Gunnarson on the injured list. Gunnarson exited late in the second period of Saturday’s 6-3 loss to Hershey with an upper-body injury and did not return. He is expected to be miss the rest of the regular season and at least the first round of the playoffs. The team did not announce a corresponding move at this time.
On Monday, the New York Night demoted RW Harris Wondolowski to their CHL affiliate in Utah and called up F Cary Estabrook from Utah.
On Saturday, the Hershey Bliss‘ farm team in Milwaukee activated LW Karl Gjovik from the injured list. The 21-year-old Gjovik missed almost three weeks with a lingering lower-body injury. In order to make room for Gjovik on the roster, the team released D Alec Schwartz. The 22-year-old blueliner appeared in 22 games for Milwaukee, failing to record a point and recording a -14 rating.
Also on Saturday, the Dakota Jackalopes sent C Jacob Cunniff down to their affiliate in Idaho, and promoted LW Rick Crisak from Idaho. The Jackalopes had called up Cunniff before the All-Star break to fill in for the injured Tanner Brooks; since Brooks’ return, he had mostly been a healthy scratch. In 11 games for Dakota, Cunniff recorded an assist and a -5 rating. The 22-year-old Crisak is Idaho’s leading scorer, with 47 points (9 goals, 38 assists).
In another Saturday move, the Kansas City Smoke called up RW Adriaen van der Veen from their farm club in Omaha and demoted F Louis LaPlante to Omaha. Van der Veen, who split last season between Kansas City and Omaha, is the affiliate’s scoring leader with 52 points (17 goals, 35 assists). As for LaPlante, the veteran winger has played sparingly for the Smoke this season, with 6 points (2 goals, 4 assists) in 17 games.
On Wednesday, the Saskatchewan Shockers activated D Chris Oflyng from the injured list. Oflyng, the Shockers’ top-scoring blueliner, had been out for more than a month with a lower-body injury suffered just before the All-Star break. In order to make room for Oflyng on the roster, the Shockers reassigned D Valeri Nistrumov to their CHL affiliate in Halifax. Nistrumov as appeared in 20 games for Saskatchewan this season, recording 5 assists and a -7 rating.
On Friday, the Shockers activated C Cyril Perignon from the injured list. Perignon was injured during the last game of the first half, and after a setback in rehab, is now returning to action. To allow Perignon’s return, the Shockers returned C Trent Harlow to Virginia, and released D Kjell Hanson.
On Saturday, the Michigan Gray Wolves‘ affiliate in Cleveland activated D Gil Calvert from the injured list. Calvert missed two and a half weeks with a lower-body injury. To make room for Calvert on the roster, the Gray Wolves released D Davis McNeely. McNeely appeared in four games with Cleveland, and did not record a point.
Also on Saturday, the Hershey Bliss recalled F Anton Lapointe from their affiliate in Milwaukee, and demoted RW James Clay to Milwaukee. Clay appeared in 4 games with Hershey, recording an assist and a +1 rating.