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Avalanche head coach Jared Bednar confirmed that forward Nathan MacKinnon will return on Wednesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. Goaltender Darcy Kuemper will get the start.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Maple Leafs forward Ondrej Kase (upper body) skated for a second straight day but will not play tonight against the Colorado Avalanche.
Head coach Dominique Ducharme said several injured players, including Mathieu Perreault, Brett Kulak, and Chris Wideman are close to returning to the lineup, possibly as soon as Thursday against the Avalanche.
Goaltender Carey Price skated with the team at Wednesday's practice as he continues to work his way back following his time in the NHL's Player Assistance Program. Ducharme said Price will meet with team doctors in the coming days to undergo further testing.
Projected Oilers lineup for Wednesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins:
Hyman - McDavid - Kassian
RNH - Draisaitl - Yamamoto
Foegele - McLeod - Puljujärvi
Benson - Ryan - Sceviour
Russell - Barrie
Lagesson - Bouchard
Niemelainen - Broberg
The Senators lines at morning skate ahead of the team's game against the Vancouver Canucks.
The Seattle Kraken have placed forward Calle Jarnkrok and goaltender Chris Driedger on injured reserve, the team announced on Wednesday. Forward Kole Lind and goalie Joey Daccord have been recalled from the Charlotte Checkers.
Jordan Eberle (lower body), Jaden Schwartz (lower body), and Will Borgen (lower body) will also not be available Wednesday against the Detroit Red Wings.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning have reassigned defenceman Sean Day to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, the team announced on Wednesday.
Forward Kevin Hayes will return to the Flyers' lineup tonight against the New York Rangers, the team announced. The 29-year-old has been out since Nov. 16 with an abdominal injury.
The Avalanche have reassigned goaltender Pavel Francouz to the AHL's Colorado Eagles on a long-term injury conditioning assignment.
The Predators have assigned forward Michael McCarron to the AHL's Milwaukee Admirals.
San Jose Sharks
The Sharks have recalled defenceman Nicolas Melcohe from the AHL's San Jose Barracuda and have reassigned forward Scotty Reedy to the Barracuda.
Sabres' forward Casey Mittelstadt will return to the lineup tomorrow against the Florida Panthers, according to head coach Don Granato. Goaltender Dustin Tokarski and defenceman Jacob Bryson both practiced and will play on Thursday as well.
Evgeni Malkin (knee) continues to participate in non-contact practice as Coach mike Sullivan is encouraged by his progress. He has yet to play this following following offseason knee surgery.
"He is still participating in a non-contact fashion. The power with which he skates is really encouraging. He is making significant progress," said Sullivan on Wednesday.