As players start to sign camp tryouts to catch on with AHL squads, there should be an uptick in transactions on that front over the coming days. We’ll keep tabs on those moves here.
- While forward Justin Nachbaur was among Florida’s cuts earlier today, he will be sticking around the Panthers organization as their AHL affiliate in Charlotte announced that they’ve signed him to a minor league deal. The 21-year-old wrapped up his junior career last season with Prince Albert of the WHL, recording nine goals, six assists, and 62 penalty minutes in 22 games. Later on in the day, the Checkers announced (Twitter link) the signing of Ryan Lohin to a one-year, AHL deal. Lohin was recently cut from Seattle’s camp and the Kraken are sharing Charlotte as an affiliate this season. The 25-year-old had 15 points in 25 games with AHL Syracuse last season.
- While the Penguins cut veteran defenseman Matt Bartkowski earlier today, he’ll be sticking around the organization. Their AHL affiliate in Wilkes-Barre/Scranton announced that they’ve signed the 33-year-old to a one-year, minor league contract. Bartkowski has played in at least one NHL game in each of his 11 professional seasons but spent most of last year in the minors with Iowa, collecting eight points in 23 games.