NHL notebook: Is Dylan Holloway headed to the AHL, two shaky deals and more
Signs say the Edmonton Oilers are sending Dylan Holloway to the American Hockey League.
according to Athlete Daniel Nugent Bowman, he could come in once Tyler Benson lands the conditioning job with the Bakersfield Condors. Benson, who would need waivers to play with the club in the AHL, would likely be called up to Edmonton and the team would later send Holloway to the AHL.
This step makes a lot of sense. Benson has had a solid camp with the Oilers this season and it’s unfortunate that he got injured right before the season. He showed he could continue in the fourth line role as a solid player.
For Holloway, it will give him the opportunity to play purposeful hockey. The most important thing in any player’s development is playing hockey, having the ability to play more than 20 minutes a night in any position.
The Minnesota Wild acquired Ryan Reeves from the New York Rangers Wednesday morning in exchange for a fifth-round pick.
18. Ryan Reeves
Right winger, New York Rangers
Age: 35 |
Stats: 12 GP, 0 G, 0 A, 0 points
Contract: UFA in progress, $1.75 million
News brief: Reaves has been left out in four of Rangers’ last five games. The common belief is that New York isn’t looking for much in exchange for a flexible salary cap. And there are more than two teams (Edmonton?) looking to pick up juniors and win their last six.
Meanwhile, the Leafs acquired fullback Conor Timmins from the Arizona Coyotes. In contrast, Toronto fired 6’9″ center Curtis Douglas.
Timmins, 24, has struggled with injury problems for several years. He once missed 18 months due to a concussion during his hockey career. Colorado’s 2017 second-round pick has only played eight games with the Coyotes over the past two seasons, while last year was shortened to just six after a knee injury ended his tenure the previous season. Timmins has three assists in six games with the AHL Tuscon this year.
Timmins was originally acquired as part of the deal that sent Darcy Quimper to the Colorado Avalanche in 2021.
With a healthy full roster, Timmins will likely find himself on the waiver wire in Toronto. For now, he’ll help give the team decent depth going into the home-and-away game after losing Morgan Riley to a knee injury earlier this week. Jake Muzen and TJ Brodie also departed, leaving Toronto without three of their four best defensemen.
Former Vancouver Canucks head coach Travis Greene has been hired to coach the Canadian Spangler Cup team.
He worked behind the Canucks bench for five years before being replaced by Bruce Boudreau in December 2021.
Canada has won four of the last five Spengler Cups, but the tournament has not been held since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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