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Backes and Schenn clear after being waived on Friday

According to TSN's Pierre LeBrun, veterans David Backes and Luke Schenn have both cleared waivers on Saturday at 12:00pm. 

Backes, 35, was waived by the Boston Bruins Friday. The 15-year pro has played just 16 games for the Bruins this season, recording just three points - one goal and two assists.

Schenn, 30, was also waived on Friday by the Tampa Bay Lightning. The former fifth-overall pick of the Toronto Maple Leafs has played 15 games for the Lightning this year, recording one goal. 

Both players are expected to be assigned to their respective club's AHL affiliates.

Montreal Canadiens

Projected lines vs. Vegas Golden Knights - John Lu, TSN


Tatar - Danault - Kovalchuk
Domi - Suzuki - Armia
Poehling - Kotkaniemi - Lehkonen
Cousins - Thompson - Weise


Chiarot - Weber
Scandella - Petry
Kulak - Mete



Calgary Flames

Projected lines vs. Ottawa Senators


Tkachuk - Lindholm - Mangiapane
Gaudreau - Monahan - Backlund
Lucic - Ryan - Dube
Bennett - Jankowski - Rieder


Giordano - Brodie
Hanifin - Hamonic
Kylington - Andersson



Winnipeg Jets

The Jets have recalled defenceman Nelson Nogier from the AHL's Manitoba Moose. 

 Nogier was the Jets' fourth-round pick in the 2014 NHL draft. In 42 games with the Moose this season, the 23-year old has recorded six assists and 26 penalty minutes. In 11 NHL games since since 2016-17, Nogier has not recorded a point. 

Ottawa Senators

Head coach D.J. Smith has confirmed that Marcus Hogberg will get the start for the Senators Saturday against the Calgary Flames. 

Hogberg, 25, has appeared in 10 games for Ottawa this season, posting a 1-2-5 record with a 3.01 goals against average and .901 save percentage. 

Edmonton Oilers

Projected lines vs. Arizona Coyotes

The Oilers have assigned defenceman William Lagesson to the AHL's Bakersfield Condors. 

 The 23-year old played two games with Edmonton and did not record a point. In 21 games with the Condors this season, Lagesson has scored three goals and chipped in five assists. 

New Jersey Devils

Goaltender Cory Schneider will get the start Saturday night against the Columbus Blue Jackets. It will be his first start since November. The former third-round pick has made three of the last four starts for the Senators. 

Schneider, 33, has appeared in just eight games this season, posting a 0-5-1 record with a 4.42 goals against average and .859 save percentage.

St. Louis Blues

Defenceman Carl Gunnarsson (upper body) will return to the Blues' lineup on Saturday against the Colorado Avalanche in place of Niko Mikkola

Gunnarsson, 33, will play for the first time since December 12. The Swede has played just 17 games this season, recording one goal and three assists.

Head coach Craig Berube is also confident that defenceman Colton Parayko will be ready to return to the lineup following the All-Star break. The 26-year old was placed on injured reserve earlier this month with an upper-body injury. 

Washington Capitals

The Capitals have announced their lineup for their Saturday afternoon matchup against the New York Islanders. 

Florida Panthers

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky (upper body) will return from injury on Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings. 

Bobrovsky has missed Florida's previous two games. In his first year with the Panthers, Bobrovsky owns a 16-12-4 record with a 3.29 goals against average and .896 save percentage across 34 games. He signed a seven-year contract with the team this past offseason. 

Chicago Blackhawks

Forward Brandon Saad will return to the Blackhawks lineup tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

Saad, 27, has not played since injuring his ankle in a game against the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 19. In 36 games this season, Saad has recorded 19 points -- 11 goals and eight assists. 

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers have loaned defenceman Mark Friedman to the Leigh Valley Phantoms of the AHL. 

Friedman, 24, has recorded one assist in five games with the Flyers this season. The Flyers' third-round pick in in the 2014 NHL draft has two goals and eight assists in 28 games with Leigh Valley.