Leafs Ice Chips: Dermott cleared for contact; Marincin back in
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Toronto Maple Leafs
Head coach Mike Babcock says that Travis Dermott has been cleared for contact and he is wearing a regular black defence sweater at practice. He also mentioned Jake Gardiner felt better yesterday, but doesn't know anything more timeline-wise on him. Gardiner is also out on the ice this morning.
On defence, Martin Marincin draws back into the lineup tonight and Justin Holl stays in. Igor Ozhiganov is the odd man out.
Kris Letang is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and is out tonight against the New York Rangers, per head coach Mike Sullivan.
Flames lines this morning:
Bennett (upper body), Quine
Kylington, Stone, Prout
Smith - in starters net
Rookie goaltender Sam Montembeault gets the start against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight, while Roberto Luongo will be in net tomorrow night against the Montreal Canadiens.
Forwards Austin Watson and Miikka Salomaki have been assigned to AHL Milwaukee on long-term injury loans. Watson was recently reinstated by the NHL/NHLPA after being placed in stage two of the SABH on Jan. 29. Salomaki hasn't played since Jan. 4 due to an upper-body injury.
According to Michael Russo of The Athletic, "it's pretty safe to say Zach Parise is doubtful" for tonight's game against the Nashville Predators. He missed Saturday's 5-1 loss against the Carolina Hurricanes with a lower-body injury. Minnesota is two points behind Colorado for the final wild card spot in the Western Conference.
Aberg looks to be a no go