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Washington Capitals

Alex Ovechkin will be allowed to return to full activity with the Capitals on Tuesday after passing his PCR lab test overnight, tweets the Washington Post's Samantha Pell.

Ovechkin was placed in the NHL's COVID protocols last week and was forced to miss the All-Star Weekend festivities. 

Pell adds that all Caps players and staff who had to get additional confirmatory testing for initial positive tests on Monday returned negative PCR tests overnight.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Forward Pierre Engvall took Auston Matthews' spot on the top line in between Michael Bunting and Mitch Marner at Tuesday's skate.

Matthews took a knee to the head in Toronto's 4-3 overtime victory over the Carolina Hurricanes Monday night and was forced out of the game early. 

Head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters that Matthews would be evaluated on Tuesday. His absence at the team's skate was originally planned after participating in All-Star Weekend. 

The 24-year-old has 31 goals and 22 assists in 40 games so far this season for the Maple Leafs.

Here were Tuesday's line combinations courtesy of TSN's Mark Masters

Bunting - Engvall - Marner
Kerfoot - Tavares - Nylander
Mikheyev - Kampf - Kase
Potts* - Spezza - Simmonds

Rielly - Brodie
Muzzin - Holl
Sandin - Liljegren
Dermott - Bornstein (U of T)

Masters also notes that Jake Muzzin, out since Jan. 15 because of a concussion, is trending toward a return Thursday against the Calgary Flames.

Montreal Canadiens

Forward Christian Dvorak will not be ready to make his return to the lineup Tuesday against the New Jersey Devils.

Dvorak did take part in the team's gameday skate, but was wearing navy along with the other extras.

Cayden Primeau will start in net against the Devils.

Forward Ryan Poehling was in a regular white jersey and skated alongside Joel Armia and Cole Caufield on the fourth line.

Here were the rest of the lines Tuesday morning according to Lu:

Lehkonen - Suzuki - Toffoli
Byron - Evans - Anderson
Hoffman - Dauphin - Gallagher
Armia - Poehling - Caufield 

Romanov - Chiarot
Kulak - Petry
Clague - Wideman


Ottawa Senators

Sens head coach D.J. Smith told reporters that Anton Forsberg will start in net on Tuesday night against the Carolina Hurricanes after Matt Murray got the nod in Monday's 4-1 victory over the Devils, stopping 32 of 33 shots.

Smith added there will be no other changes to Ottawa's lineup Tuesday night.

Chicago Blackhawks

Forward Jonathan Toews was not on the ice for Tuesday's skate, indicating he still may be in concussion protocol, tweets Charlie Roumeliotis of NBC Sports Chicago.

He has been in concussion protocol since Jan. 28 and has four goals and 19 points in 43 games this season. 

St. Louis Blues

The Blues have placed defenceman Scott Perunovich on the injured reserve list because of an upper-body injury and recalled forward Dakota Joshua from the AHL's Springfield Thunderbirds, tweets The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford. 

The club also reached a two-year contract extension with defenceman Robert Bortuzzo, it was announced Tuesday. Read more about Bortuzzo's signing here.

Philadelphia Flyers

Forward Derick Brassard is expected to return to the Flyers' lineup Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings, Philadelphia announced.

The 34-year-old has been out since Jan. 6 because of a hip injury. He has four goals and seven assists in 19 games so far this season.

Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks announced Monday night that they have recalled defencemen Ashton Sautner and Noah Juulsen from the AHL's Abbotsford Canucks. 

Meanwhile, the team also said that defenceman Guillaume Brisebois has been activated from the injured reserve list and transferred to Abbotsford.