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

Edmonton Oilers

Superstar Connor McDavid as well as defenceman Tyson Barrie and forward Derek Ryan returned to Oilers' practice on Wednesday after being in COVID-19 protocol. 

All three entered protocol on Jan. 5.

The 24-year-old McDavid has scored 19 goals and added 34 assists in just 33 games in 2021-22, his seventh year with the Oilers. 

After a hot start to the season, the Oilers own a record of 2-6-2 in their last 10 games and now sit sixth in the Pacific Division. 

Forward Kyle Turris was later added to Edmonton's COVID-19 protocol. 

Calgary Flames 

'There's no panic': Calgary not concerned with current slide

Losers of three in a row against some of the top teams in the east, the Flames say that they have to be better overall as a team, and have recently taken a step back. Despite the losses, Calgary isn't concerned at this point of the season.

Flames Practice Lines - Salim Valji, TSN 






Markstrom Vladar 

Toronto Maple Leafs 

Nylander on shootout success, 'bullet saucer' pass from Rielly and sloppy game

William Nylander bookended Toronto's win on Tuesday with a breakaway goal and a shootout winner. Afterwards, the 25-year-old explained his strategy in one-on-one situations and heaped praise on Morgan Rielly for springing him in the first period. "It was unbelievable," Nylander gushed. "It was a bullet and a saucer pass at the same time." Nylander also made it clear he felt it was a sloppy game by his line overall.

Montreal Canadiens 

After having their last five games postponed, Habs eager to play tonight vs. rival Bruins

After having their last five games postponed due to COVID-related issues, the Habs discuss how eager the club is to play tonight against the Bruins, and the challenges of facing their rivals who have been playing while they've been on pause.

Jake Evans and Alexander Romanov rejoined the team at the morning skate after going through COVID-19 protocol in the United States. They won't play Wednesday against the Boston Bruins or Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks. 

Habs' Practice Lines - John Lu, TSN


Lehkonen - Suzuki - Hoffman
Drouin - Dvorak - Armia
Dauphin - Poehling - Caufield
Paquette - Vejdemo - Pezzetta


Chiarot - Savard
Kulak - Petry
Niku - Wideman
Romanov- Schueneman



Vancouver Canucks

Canucks viewing gruelling seven-game stretch vs. top NHL teams as measuring stick

Amid a seven-game stretch in which they will face some of the best teams in the NHL, the Canucks explain how they're looking the run as a measuring stick for the club, and discuss the challenges of facing the back-to-back Stanley Cup champs Thursday night.

Defenceman Ashton Sautner has entered COVID-19 protocols. The 27-year-old has recorded two assists over 21 games in the AHL this season. Over four seasons in the Canucks organization, the Canadian has appeared in 23 NHL games, recording three assists. 

Winnipeg Jets 

COVID uncertainty could see Jets rookies make NHL debuts

Jets defenceman Dylan DeMelo is out of quarantine and flying from Denver to Detroit, and is a game-time decision for Thursday's contest against the Red Wings. Jansen Harkins is already in Motor City, and is also game-time decision. With some roster uncertainty, the plan is for Cole Perfetti to start on Pierre-Luc Dubois’ line, and depending on DeMelo’s status, Declan Chisholm and Dylan Samberg could make their NHL debuts.

Defenceman Declan Chisholm assigned to the Taxi Squad after being recalled from the AHL.

Jets' Practice Lines - Sara Orlesky, TSN 







Minnesota Wild

Left winger Kirill Kaprizov, who has been out since Jan. 6 after taking a hit along the boards from Boston Bruins forward Trent Frederic, is expected to make his return to the lineup Friday against the Anaheim Ducks, according to head coach Dean Evason. 

Kaprizov, 24, has 14 goals and 40 points in 32 games this season.

Dallas Stars 

Forward Tanner Kero was activated from injured reserve while goalie Anton Khudobin and forward Rhett Gardner were recalled from the AHL. Additionally, veteran forward Alexander Radulov and two members of the support staff are headed to the COVID-19 list. The 35-year-old from Russia has one goal and 11 assists over 31 games this season. 

New Jersey Devils

Goalie Mackenzie Blackwood added to COVID-19 protocols. 

Chicago Blackhawks 

Forward Lukas Reichel has been assigned to the Taxi Squad after he was recalled from the AHL. 

Philadelphia Flyers

'None of our scouts wanted Nolan Patrick': Clarke rips decisions of former Flyers GM Hextall

On an appearance on the 'The Cam & Strick Podcast', Bobby Clarke didn't mince his words while discussing the job former GM Ron Hextall did during his time running the Flyers.

Defencemen Justin Braun and Ivan Provorov as well as right winger Travis Konecny have been cleared to resume team activities.