Usual disclaimers apply: This isn’t a true depth chart, but some best-guess projections, from what we’ve heard and what we’ve read. There could be swing on the margins and within positions. *-Unsigned restricted free agent. Italics: AHL contract. Blue: added.
As of Oct. 4 (Pandolfo, Strome), 48 NHL contracts (6 G, 14 D, 28 F), including Niederreiter, Kabanov and Strome (who can’t play in the AHL and who wouldn’t count if sent back to junior before playing 10 NHL games).
LW — Blake Comeau, Trevor Gillies, Matt Moulson, Kyle Okposo, Jay Pandolfo, Brian Rolston
C — Josh Bailey, Micheal Haley, Frans Nielsen, Marty Reasoner, Ryan Strome, John Tavares
RW — Michael Grabner,
Trent Hunter, Matt Martin, Nino Niederreiter, P.A. Parenteau
D — Mark Eaton, Travis Hamonic, Milan Jurcina, Mike Mottau, Andrew MacDonald, Steve Staios, Mark Streit
G — Rick DiPietro, Al Montoya, Evgeni Nabokov
LW — Justin DiBenedetto, Brett Gallant, Tyler McNeely
C — Casey Cizikas, Jeremy Colliton (V), Trevor Frischmon (V), Tomas Marcinko, David Ullstrom
RW — Sean Backman, Rhett Rakhshani, Tony Romano, Tim Wallace (V)
D — Calvin de Haan, Matt Donovan, Mark Katic, Anton Klementyev, Aaron Ness, Benn Olson, Dylan Reese (V/320), Ty Wishart
G — Mikko Koskinen, Anders Nilsson, Kevin Poulin
Wild cards – Niederreiter (NHL only), Kirill Kabanov (NHL only), Kirill Petrov (if through some miracle Kazan lets him go),
Brian Day (rights held through 8/15), Shane Sims (rights held through 8/15)
(V)-AHL veteran (more than 260 games played NHL/AHL/IHL/Euro elite); only five permitted to dress per game. (V/320)-AHL veteran with not more than 320 games played; one permitted as an exemption if five other veterans are dressed