Samuelsson was acquired by Carolina on Tuesday, having been exchanged for Keegan Lowe. Both Samuelsson and Lowe are defense-first blueliners, so it appears the move was made to give each player a fresh start at new organizations. Additionally, Samuelsson will be playing for the Charlotte Checkers of the AHL, a team coached by his father Ulf Samuelsson. The Canes will be hoping that this family dynamic can provide a spark to Philip's development.
Samuelsson signed a one-year, two-way contract with the Canadiens on Saturday. Samuelsson has found it tough to find his way in the NHL after being drafted by the Penguins in 2009, appearing in just 13 games with no points to show for it. The 24-year-old spent a majority of this past season with AHL Springfield, scoring four goals and adding 27 helpers, and has some work to do if he'd like to establish himself with Montreal.
Samuelson has been assigned to AHL Springfield, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. Samuelsson saw 16:00 worth of ice time in Sunday's loss to the Sharks, with his demotion to the AHL on Monday presumably signaling that one of the Coyotes' ailing blueliners is on track to return to action Tuesday night against the Oilers.
Samuelson was recalled from AHL Springfield on Friday on emergency conditions, Sarah McLellan of the Arizona Republic reports. It's unclear which defenseman is dealing with an injury, but the recall provides some extra depth along the blue line if necessary. Samuelsson has been a force offensively in the AHL, tallying 30 points in 53 games, but his modest ice time (averaged 15:51 in three games with the Coyotes) likely limits his upside with the parent club even if he draws into the lineup.
Samuelsson was reassigned to AHL Springfield on Tuesday. Samuelsson had been called up to provide depth for the Coyotes defense. Defenseman Nicklas Grossman recovered from a lower-body injury more quickly than expected however, and thus necessitated Samuelsson going back to Springfield to open up a roster spot. Samuelsson has skated in three contests this season for Arizona.
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