Anton Lundell, the Florida Panthers first round pick in 2020, scored the eventual game-winning goal 1:06 into the first period and added an assist on HIFK’s third tally in a 4-0 shutout win over JYP in Wednesday action from Finland’s Liiga.
The 19-year-old center now has eight goals and two assists in eight games played. His ten points is second-highest on the club behind Jere Sallinen, who has played two more games.
Saarela was held off the score sheet for a second straight game in Lukko’s 4-1 win over SaiPa.
Defenseman Kasper Puutio, Florida’s fifth round pick in 2020, logged 10:24 TOI in Karpat’s 2-1 loss to Pelicans. Puutio was on the ice for both Pelicans goals.
In KHL action, defenseman Vladislav Kolyachonok logged 18:39 of ice time and finished with a +1 rating in Dimano Minsk’s 3-0 win over Dinamo Riga. Kolyachonok, a second-rounder in 2019, blocked a shot and had one shot on goal in the game.
Alex Galchenyuk signed a one-year contract worth $1.05 million with the Ottawa Senators. Galchenyuk totaled 8 goals and 16 assists last season with the Pittsburgh Penguins and Minnesota Wild. (Silver Seven)
The Columbus Blue Jackets re-signed Kevin Stenlund to a one-year, two-way deal. Stenlund, 24, appeared in 32 games for the Blue Jackets last season and produced 6 goals and 10 points. (Pro Hockey Rumors)
Max McCormick signed a one-year, two-way deal to remain with the Carolina Hurricanes. McComick spent the 2019-20 season in the AHL with the Charlotte Checkers, playing in 56 games and putting up 35 points. (CBS Sports)