Canucks Ice Chips: Boeser skates with Sedin twins
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The Montreal Canadiens are bringing an NHL-heavy lineup to Toronto to take on the Leafs Monday night, but they will be without forward Jonathan Drouin who is out with an upper-body injury that is being described as "muscular". He is day-to-day. Torrey Mitchell will take Drouin's spot on a line between Max Pacioretty and Brendan Gallagher.
Ales Hemsky and Brendan Gallagher will swap their previous assignments from training camp and the preseason, with Gallagher moving up to the top line. The theory is that Hemsky's two-way play would balance out Galchenyuk's defensive woes, notes TSN's John Lu.
Ryan Strome got the first crack at joining Connor McDavid's line on the right wing this season, but he appears to have missed his opportunity. Strome was pulled off McDavid's line during Saturday's preseason contest and replaced with Jesse Puljujarvi. On Monday, Puljujarvi spent practice on McDavid's line with Patrick Maroon, while Strome was on the third line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Jussi Jokinen.
Puljujarvi scored two goals and drew an assist on Connor McDavid's third-period goal after moving up the lineup on Saturday. - Ryan Rishaug
Projected lines vs. Jets as per the team's website:
Matthew Tkachuk - Sean Monahan - Spencer Foo
Emile Poirier - Mark Jankowski - Garnet Hathaway
Joseph Cramarossa - Marek Hrivik - Curtis Lazar
Luke Gazdic - Dillon Dube - Ryan Lomberg
Tyler Wotherspoon - Brett Kulak
Juuso Valimaki - Rasmus Andersson
Matt Bartkowski - Michael Stone
Toronto Maple Leafs
It looks like the Leafs will go with Zach Hyman, Auston Matthews and William Nylander on the top line Monday night as they take on the Montreal Canadiens.
The lines at their morning skate were:
The power play units are expected to be:
Patrik Laine was on the second line during Monday morning's skate. Here are the rest of the Jets' lines:
The Canucks hit the ice for the first time since returning from China on Monday. Forward Jonathan Dahlen took part in his first practice of training camp, having missed time because of mono. Brock Boeser, who has six points in three games this preseason, practised on the top line with both Sedins.
The lines for the 10:00 a.m. group were:
12:00 p.m. group:
Goaltender Mike Condon will start in net for the Ottawa Senators Monday night as they take on the New Jersey Devils in Prince Edward Island.
Defenceman Erik Karlsson was not on the ice Monday morning. Forward Derick Brassard was, but was in a non-contact jersey.
Defenceman Oliver Ekman-Larsson has not yet been ruled out for the Coyotes' season opener on Oct. 5 after a left knee injury he sustained Saturday.
"Obviously, we dodged a bullet on this one. He's a big part of our team. It's nice to know he's not going to be out long," head coach Rick Tocchet told AZ Central.
Ekman-Larsson was injured after getting tangled up with Mikkel Boedker along the boards in overtime of their 5-4 loss.
New Jersey Devils
Taylor Hall and first overall pick Nico Hischier will be in the lineup for Monday's game against the Ottawa Senators. Cory Schneider will start in net with Mackenzie Blackwood backing him up.
Centre Blake Coleman will be back in the lineup after blocking a shot during his first preseason game that has kept him out since according to NJ.com.