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


Montreal Canadiens

Goalie Carey Price will miss Saturday's clash against the Pittsburgh Penguins due to the flu. Backup Antti Niemi will likely get the start between the pipes while Charlie Lindgren has been called up from the AHL's Laval Rocket on an emergency basis. 

The 31-year-old Price is 1-1-1 with a 2.32 GAA and a 0.909 save percentage over three games this season, his 12th in Montreal. Lindgren, 24, is 2-1 with a 2.39 GAA and a 0.875 save percentage over three games in the AHL this season.  

Thomas Plekanec will be in the lineup for the first time this season, his 999th career game in the NHL. 

Casey DeSmith will be in net for the Penguins and Matt Murray will serve as the backup as he returns from a concussion. - John Lu, TSN


Toronto Maple Leafs

Leafs Ice Chips: Calder Cup hero Johnsson back in, Ennis sits

After sitting as a healthy scratch in the last two games, left winger Andreas Johnsson returns to the Leafs line-up tonight in Washington. Tyler Ennis, who started the season skating on a line with Auston Matthews, will sit out for the first time since signing with Toronto. Head coach Mike Babcock objected to the notion that this is an indictment on Ennis' early-season performance.

Forward Andreas Johnsson will likely be back in the lineup Saturday against the defending Stanley Cup champion Washington Capitals after sitting out the past two contests. As a result, Tyler Ennis will be the odd man out. - Mark Masters, TSN

Projected Lines vs. Capitals 

Forwards

Hyman-Tavares-Marner
Marleau-Matthews-Kapanen
Lindholm-Kadri-Brown Johnsson
Leivo Ennis Rielly-Hainsey

Defence

Gardiner-Zaitsev
Dermott-Ozhiganov
Marincin-Holl

Goalies

Andersen starts
Sparks 


Ottawa Senators

Head coach Guy Boucher confirmed the Sens will go with 11 forwards and seven defenceman for their matinee on Saturday against the Los Angeles Kings in the nation's capitals. Winger Nick Paul will sit out. 


Vancouver Canucks

General manager Jim Benning announced on Saturday that forward Antoine Roussel is cleared to play and has been activated to the active roster. Roussel, who was signed to a four-year, $12 million deal in the summer, has not played this season due to a concussion. Defenceman Alex Biega has been designated for assignment. 

 


New York Islanders

The Isles placed centre Casey Cizikas on the injured reserve with a lower-body injury (retroactive to Oct. 8). The team also has signed forward Stephen Gionta to a one-year, two-way contract. The 35-year-old scored one goal and five assists over 26 games with the Islanders in 2016-17, his last appearance in the NHL.