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Calgary Flames

The Flames announced Sunday they have signed forward Brett Ritchie to a one-year, two-way deal that carries an AAV of $700,000 at the NHL level.

The winger had been skating with the Flames’ non-NHLers at camp the past two weeks. He will have to clear waivers to be placed on the taxi squad or assigned to the American Hockey League.

Ritchie, a native of Orangeville, Ontario has played in 268 NHL games over the course of his eight year professional career.

The Flames also assigned forward Derek Ryan and defenceman Oliver Kylington to the team's taxi squad. Ryan, 34, was recalled from the taxi squad on Thursday but did not record a point in two games played. Kylington, 23, will see his first action of the 2020 season. He has played 87 games across three seasons with the Flames, recording 15 points.


Montreal Canadiens

Forward Josh Anderson practiced with his normal linemates at Habs practice on Sunday. The 26-year-old fell awkwardly into the endboards in the third period of Saturday's 5-1 win over the Edmonton Oilers. Anderson, who was acquired by the Canadiens this past offseason via trade, has scored two goals in two games with his new club. 

The Canadiens also loaned defenceman Alexander Romanov to the taxi squad. The standout rookie is expected to be made available for Monday's rematch against the Oilers. 

Here were their lines in practice according to TSN's John Lu:

Tatar - Danault - Gallagher
Drouin - Suzuki - Anderson
Armia - Kotkaniemi - Toffoli
Lehkonen - Evans - Byron
Frolik - Poehling - Perry

Chiarot - Weber
Edmundson - Petry
Kulak - Romanov
Mete - Fleury

Price
Allen
Lindgren


Winnipeg Jets

The Jets have recalled forward C.J. Suess and defenceman Nelson Nogier from the AHL's Manitoba Moose directly to the team's taxi squad. The 26-year-old Suess was drafted by the Jets in the fifth round of the 2014 NHL Draft. Nogier, 24, was also drafted 2014 and has played 11 games with the Jets, recording zero points. 

After Patrik Laine's departure, which you can read about here, this is how the Jets structured their lines Sunday according to TSN's Sara Orlesky:

Copp-Scheifele-Wheeler
Connor-Stastny-Perreault
Harkins-Lowry-Appleton
Vesalainen- Thompson-Lewis

Morrissey-Niku
Forbort-Pionk
Stanley-Beaulieu
Samberg-DeMelo

 


Pittsburgh Penguins

Penguins head coach said Mike Matheson was not a healthy scratch, he has an upper-body injury that will keep him out "longer term."


Washington Capitals

According to Samantha Pell of the Washington Post, here is Washington's lineup for their matinee with the Penguins Sunday:

Ovechkin-Backstrom-Oshie
Vrana-Kuznetsov-Wilson
Panik-Eller-Sprong
Hagelin-Dowd-Hathaway

Orlov-Carlson
Dillon-Schultz 
Chara-Jensen

Samsonov


Dallas Stars 

The Stars announced their practice lines Sunday morning. The team remains on track to open their season on Jan. 22 after an outbreak of COVID-19 caused a closure of the team's practice facility. 


San Jose Sharks

The Sharks announced the forward Joel Kellman was placed on waivers Sunday morning, according to TSN Hockey Insider, Pierre LeBrun. The 26-year-old did not record a point in his only game played this season.


St. Louis Blues

The Blues placed forward Robert Bortuzzo (upper body) on injured reserve Sunday. The 30-year-old left Friday's game against the Avalanche after taking a hit from Valeri Nichushkin.

Defenceman Niko Mikkola has been recalled from the taxi squad to take his spot on the roster. The 24-year-old played five games with the Blues last season, recording one assist. Fellow defenceman Jake Walman, 24, and Jake Neighbours, 18, were added to the taxi squad. Neither players has played a game with the Blues this season.


Boston Bruins

Bruins forward Ondrej Kase is doubtful for Monday's game against the New York Islanders, according to Bruins coach Bruce Cassidy. Craig Smith, who made his season debut on Saturday night was held out of practice for a "maintenence day" but should play on Monday. 


Nashville Predators

General Manager David Poile announced that forward Mathieu Olivier has been reassigned to the taxi squad. The 23-year-old made his season debut in the Preds' 5-2 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday. He recorded a game-high six hits.