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Toronto Maple Leafs
David Rittich was in the starter's net at the team's morning skate and will make his second start for the Maple Leafs against the Canucks on Tuesday.#
Head coach Sheldon Keefe said William Nylander will play after stating Monday he may sit as discipline for being late to a team meeting. Nylander was not on the ice for the optional skate, signaling that he would likely play.
Ilya Mikheyev, who was not at practice Monday, did not skate Tuesday and is day-to-day, according to Keefe.
Jake Allen and Cayden Primeau were the two goalies at Canadiens practice Tuesday, with Carey Price absent. As TSN's John Lu noted, Primeau was an emergency call-up so the Habs still have one regular recall left. But, with Primeau's $880 AAV added to the roster, it leaves only $1.18 million in cap space which is not enough to add Cole Caufield and his $1.3 million salary cap hit as a recall.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Max Domi will be a healthy scratch again for the Blue Jackets in the second half of a back-to-back with the Florida Panthers Tuesday.
The Athletic's Aaron Portzline reported Domi will be a healthy scratch for the second straight game when the Blue Jackets take on the Panthers.
Domi has seven goals and 19 points in 46 games with the Blue Jackets this season, his first with the team. The 26-year-old has picked up a total of 28 penalty minutes over the team's past three games, including two 10-minute misconducts.
Nate Schmidt, Thatcher Demko, Jake Virtanen, and Olli Juolevi returned to the ice Tuesday. Tyler Motte is the only one still not there.
For newcomers, Highmore is here, while Bowey not skating with team yet. Head coach Travis Green says he will be available to join the team Wednesday after one more day in quarantine.
Braden Holtby is expected to start again against the Maple Leafs while Demko may be available to dress as the backup.
Lines in the morning skate:
Extras: MacEwen, Michaelis, Graovac
Extras: Sautner, Brisebois
All three goalies skated this morning:
Demko (expected to backup)
Top prospect Spencer Knight is expected to get his first NHL start between the pipes Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Knight signed with the team earlier this season after wrapping up his NCAA season.
TSN Director of Scouting Craig Button ranked Knight fourth on his annual list of NHL affiliated prospects.