Keep updated on all the injury news and roster updates from around the NHL with daily Ice Chips.

Vancouver Canucks

Defenceman Quinn Hughes is "close" to playing against the Chicago Blackhawks as he deals with a lower-body injury, head coach Travis Green said.

Green, however, did not commit to Hughes playing, noting he was also close to playing in Tuesday's game against the Sabres, which he missed.

Hughes, who has one goal and one assist in three games this season, did part in the Canucks optional skate Thursday.


Toronto Maple Leafs

Michael Hutchinson will make his first start of the season against the San Jose Sharks on Friday.

Jack Campbell will start in the second half of the team's back-to-back against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday.

Ottawa Senators

Forward Brady Tkachuk will make his season debut for the Sens Thursday night against the visiting San Jose Sharks after signing a new seven-year, $57.5 million contract. The 22-year-old scored 17 goals and added 19 assists over 56 games last season, his third campaign in the nation's capital. 

Montreal Canadiens

Head coach Dominique Ducharme confirmed that forward Jake Evans, who missed Tuesday's game against the Sharks with an upper-body injury, will return to the lineup Thursday night against the Carolina Hurricanes

Habs' Projected Lines vs. Hurricanes - John Lu, TSN


Drouin - Dvorak - Anderson
Hoffman - Suzuki - Gallagher
Toffoli - Perreault - Caufield
Lehkonen - Evans - Armia


Kulak - Petry
Chiarot - Wideman
Romanov - Savard



Toronto Maple Leafs 

Forward Ondrej Kase returned to practice on Thursday after taking a blocked shot to the foot in Monday's loss to the New York Rangers.

Leafs lines at practice - Kristen Shilton, TSN




Winnipeg Jets

Forward Mark Scheifele produced another positive COVID-19 test on Thursday and remains in the protocols. As a result, he will not be in the lineup against the Anaheim Ducks.

Edmonton Oilers

Goaltender Mikko Koskinen will get the start for the Oilers against the Arizona Coyotes after Mike Smith was placed on injured reserve.

Calgary Flames

The Flames have activated centre Brad Richardson from injured reserve and assigned defenceman Glenn Gawdin to the Stockton Heat of the AHL

Pittsburgh Penguins

Forward Sidney Crosby will not play Saturday vs. the Maple Leafs, the team announced on Thursday.

Chicago Blackhawks

Goaltender Kevin Lankinen will be in net for the Blackhawks tonight against the Vancouver Canucks. Forwards Dylan Strome and Ryan Carpenter will draw into the lineup in place of Philipp Kurashev and Mike Hardman.

New York Rangers

Rangers' forward Kaapo Kakko (upper body) is on the ice for Thursday morning's optional pregame skate. Kakko was placed on injured reserve after sustaining an injury on Saturday night against the Canadiens.

Buffalo Sabres

Sabres' head coach Don Granato says that forward Cody Eakin will miss the next couple of games after crashing feet first into the net during Thursday's practice.