The Chicago Blackhawks have recalled defenseman Danny Richmond from the Rockford IceHogs of the AHL on Sunday. Earlier this week, GM Dale Tallon admitted that Richmond was a possible candidate to be traded. The trade freeze ended Friday and Tallon also said he would begin to talk to teams about possible moves. "Seems we get one back and we lose two," Tallon said of injuries. "It looked like we were going to be really healthy there for a while. When that happens we'll be a much better team." Perhaps Richmond is being showcased? Source
The Denver Post is reporting that LA Kings defenseman Rob Blake would waive his no trade clause if he was asked. "(The Kings) would have to come to me first, but, yeah, it's a possibility," Blake said, after Saturday's 3-1 Kings victory over the Avs. Source
Carolina Hurricanes GM Jim Rutherford is looking for a puck-moving defenseman and an enforcer. It's believed he's made calls for Chicago Blackhawks tough guy David Koci. Could he be interested in Rob Blake? Source
Forward Darren McCarty will try to make a comeback to the NHL after signing with the Flint Generals of the IHL. The 35-year-old plans to practice with the International Hockey League team on Monday but must be cleared by the NHL before playing, the Generals announced Saturday. Hat-tip to the people over at HockeyFights.com and Kuklas Korner, who had this earlier than the major media outlets.
Brochu's European round-up:
Goaltender Fred Brathwaite has signed with Avangard Omsk of the Russian Super League. Brathwaite had left the Atlanta Thrashers affiliate, the Chicago Wolves, in December.
Forward Nathan Perrott has left the Toronto Marlies (Maple Leafs AHL affiliate) and signed with Vityaz Podolsk Chekhov of the Russian Super League. Source