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Pittsburgh Penguins 

The Pittsburgh Penguins have activated goaltender Matt Murray from the injured reserve, executive vice-president and general manager Jim Rutherford announced on Tuesday.

The Pens have also re-assigned G Casey DsSmith to the AHL. 

Murray leads Pittsburgh with 11 wins in 21 games played this season.

The 23-year-old has missed the past five games with a lower-body injury suffered on Nov. 27 against the Philadelphia Flyers. 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Centre Auston Matthews was not on ice for the team's morning skate in Philadelphia on Tuesday. Matthews was scratched from Sunday's game against the Edmonton Oilers due to an upper-body injury.

The Maple Leafs recalled winger Kasperi Kapanen on Tuesday and announced forward Nikita Soshnikov has been placed on the injured reserve. 

Soshnikov, 24, last played with the Leafs on Nov. 24. He is without a point in three games this season. Kapanen, 21, is also without a point in three games with the Leafs this season. He last played with the team on Nov. 4.

Tuesday's morning skate lines:

van Riemsdyk-Bozak-Marner


Andersen (starts)

Montreal Canadiens

Shea Weber skipped practice on Tuesday for maintenance. He returned from a LBI on Dec. 2 and hasn’t taken part in a practice since then. The Habs also cancelled three morning skates since Dec. 2, so Weber has only been on the ice for games these days.

Lehkonen (UBI) and Montoya (concussion) skated prior to practice. - John Lu, TSN.

Lines at practice:

Pacioretty - Danault - Byron

Hudon - Plekanec - Gallagher

Galchenyuk - Drouin - Shaw

Deslauriers - Froese - Carr

De La Rose


Benn - Schlemko

Alzner - Petry

Morrow - Jerabek




Minnesota Wild

G Devan Dubynk left during the first period of Tuesday's game with a lower-body injury and did not return to the bench in the second. The Wild's twitter page says it is questionable that he'd return tonight.

St. Louis Blues

The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford reports defenceman Alex Pietrangelo (lower body) has been moved to injured reserve. Pietrangelo didn't play Sunday after suffering an injury blocking a shot on Saturday against the Detroit Red Wings. In a corresponding move, the team has recalled Jordan Schmaltz.

Washington Capitals

According to's Tom Gulitti, forward T.J. Oshie (upper body) in a green jersey for the Washington Capitals' optional skate. Oshie has missed the past three games after sustaining an injury on Dec. 4.

Boston Bruins

Defenceman Adam McQuaid took part in practice.

It was the first session he has had since breaking his fibula on Oct. 19. 

Ottawa Senators

Mike Condon will be in goal for Tuesday's game against the Buffalo Sabres. 

Condon has a 2-2-4 record this season with a 3.28 goals-against average and .902 save percentage. 

Defenceman Fredrik Claesson will be back into the lineup for the Sens as well.

Claesson has been a healthy scratch for the last three games.

New Jersey Devils

According to New Jersey Devils beat reporter Amanda Stein, forward Marcus Johansson is day-to-day with an ankle bruise and will not play Tuesday night against the Los Angeles Kings

Forward Kyle Palmieri skated Tuesday morning, but will not be in the lineup when the Devils play the Los Angeles Kings. 

Palmieri has been out since Nov. 20 with a broken foot. 

Minnesota Wild

Defenceman Jared Spurgeon may be at practice on Wednesday. He's been out since Nov. 25th with a groin strain. 

New York Rangers

Mika Zibanejad skated on Tuesday but he will not travel for the team's game against the Ottawa Senators on Wednesday. 

Zibanejad hasn't been in the lineup since Nov. 26th. 

Anaheim Ducks

Anaheim Ducks forward Corey Perry is on a week-to-week basis with a lower-body injury, as per Ducks head coach Randy Carlyle.

Perry left Monday night's game after suffering the injury and had to be moved to a local hospital. 

Game Notes

Senators (25 points) at Sabres (20 points) - 7PM on TSN5 (regional)

BUF was 4-0-1 vs OTT in 16-17, 1-0-1 at home

BUF (7-17-6):

1-4-2 past 7GP, 9GF, PP 2/23

Kane (1G, 3A) 4 game PT streak

OTT (9-12-7):

0-3-1 last 4GP, all on road, shutout 3 times, PP 1/14

Karlsson (1A) last 12GP, -16

Kings (43 points) at Devils (36 points) - 7PM

LAK 2-0-0 vs NJ in 16-17.

NJ (16-9-4):

lost 2 straight, 5GA in each game, PK 4/5

Hall (1G, 1A) last 4GP

LAK (20-8-3):

won 8 straight, 13GA, PK 21/24

Kopitar (4G, 6A) 5 game PT streak

Maple Leafs (41 points) at Flyers (29 points) - 7PM on TSN4 (regional)

PHI 1-0-0 vs TOR in 17-18, winning in TOR.PHI 3-1-1 last 5GP at home vs TOR

PHI (11-11-7):

won 3 straight, all on road, 5GA, PK 6/6

Voracek (7A) last 3GP

TOR (20-10-1):

won 3 straight, 4GA, PK 8/10

Gardiner (2A) last 2GP

Avalanche (30 points) at Capitals (37 points) - 7PM

COL 1-0-0 vs WSH in 17-18, winning at home.WSH 3-0-0 last 3GP at home vs COL

WSH (18-12-1):

11-2-0 last 13GP at home, 28GA, PK 30/36

Ovechkin (3G, 5A) last 4GP at home

COL (14-13-2):

won 2 straight, both on the road, 9GF, PP 0/7

MacKinnon (6G, 12A) last 13GP

Oilers (26 points) at Blue Jackets (29 points) - 7PM

CLS 2-0-0 vs EDM in 16-17, CLS has won 5 straight at home vs EDM

CLS (19-10-1):

won 2 straight, 3GA, PK 8/8

Panarin (2G, 8A) last 5GP

EDM (12-16-2):

1-2-0 last 3GP, 7GA, PK 7/9

McDavid (1G, 4A) last 6GP

Lightning (44 points) at Blues (44 points) - 8PM

TB is 1-0-0 vs STL in 17-18, winning at home.STL 5 straight wins at home vs TB

STL (21-8-2):

won 4 straight, 16GF, PP 2/16

Schenn (6G) has scored in 4 straight games

TB (21-6-2):

won 4 straight, 20GF, PP 5/14

Stamkos (1G, 4A) last 3GP

Flames (34 points) at Wild (33 points) - 8PM

MIN 1-0-0 vs CGY in 17-18, winning in CGY.CGY 2 straight wins in MIN, 1GA

MIN (15-11-3):

4-1-0 last 5GP, 15GF, PP 1/11

Staal (4G, 1A) last 6GP

CGY (16-12-2):

won 2 straight, 2GA in each game, PK 4/5

Gaudreau (1G, 2A) last 8GP

Panthers (28 points) at Blackhawks (33 points) - 8:30PM

CHI 1-0-0 vs FLA in 17-18, winning in FLA.CHI 6 straight wins at home vs FLA

CHI (14-11-5):

won 2 straight, 3GA, PK 3/4

Kane (1G, 3A) last 7GP

FLA (12-14-4):

2-2-2 last 6GP, 18GF, PP 5/19

Huberdeau (1G, 5A) last 3GP

Hurricanes (29 points) at Golden Knights (29 points) - 10PM

First meeting between teams

VGS (19-9-1):

won 4 straight, 11GA, PK 9/11

Karlsson (9G, 5A) last 12GP

CAR (11-11-7):

0-2-2 last 4GP, all on road, 8GF, PP 11/11

Williams (1G, 1A) last 3GP