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

New Jersey Devils

Taylor Hall returns to the Devils lineup tonight as they visit the Blackhawks in Chicago.

Hall underwent arthroscopic surgery Nov. 16 to repair a torn meniscus in his left knee. In the eight games he missed, the Devils were 2-4-2. It was originally thought Hall would miss 3 to 4 weeks, but he resumed skating on his own nine days after surgery. Hall took part in line rushes at morning skate and was on a line with Adam Henrique and P.A. Parenteau.


Cory Schneider starts in goal.

St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues will get Alexander Steen back in the lineup tonight. He's been out since Nov. 14 with an upper body injury. He took the morning skate on a line with Robby Fabbri and Vladimir Tarasenko.

Chicago Blackhawks

Jonathan Toews will once again not play for the Blackhawks again tonight. He will miss his fourth straight game. 

Boston Bruins

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The Boston Bruins will not have Zdeno Chara in the lineup tonight when they host the Carolina Hurricanes. 

Chara is suffered from a lower body injury and will sit for a fifth straight game.

Ottawa Senators

Ottawa Senators goaltender Craig Anderson has taken a leave of absence from the team as his wife battles a rare form of throat cancer.

The Senators announced the news on Twitter yesterday and said Anderson will not be available for Ottawa's game against visiting Philadelphia tonight.

Nicholle Anderson has been diagnosed with nasopharyngeal carcinoma, a cancer that starts in the upper part of the throat behind the nose and near the base of skull.

She is undergoing treatment at the Memorial Sloane Kettering Cancer Center in New York.

Mike Condon and Andrew Hammond will take on the goaltending duties in Anderson's absence. Anderson is 12-5-1 with a 2.20 goals-against average this season.

Viewers in the Senators region can watch Canadian Tire Senators Hockey on TSN5 at 7:30 PM.

Edmonton Oilers

Oilers face the Jets tonight. Here are the projected lines based on morning skate:


Pouliot-Nugent Hopkins-Eberle








Winnipeg Jets

Toby Enstrom and Mathieu Perreault are expected to play. Perreault sat out the last 14 games with an upper body injury. Enstrom has missed the last three games. He headed home to Sweden to deal with a family matter. 


Vancouver Canucks

Optional skate. 

‎No changes expected to lineup or lines/pairs:

‎Baertschi-Horvat-Burrows Granlund-Caput-Eriksson Skille-Gaunce-Megna
D pairs:‎ Hutton-Gudbranson Sbisa-Stecher Tryamkin-Larsen
Miller starts Markstrom Inj: Edler, Tanev, Hansen, Dorsett

‎Scratches: Biega, Labatte‎

Buffalo Sabres

Jack Eichel will play his first home game of the season as the Sabres host the Rangers. Eichel had a goal and an assist in his return from a high-ankle sprain Tuesday.

William Carrier -- Ryan O'Reilly -- Kyle Okposo

Evander Kane -- Jack Eichel -- Sam Reinhart

Marcus Foligno -- Johan Larsson -- Brian Gionta

Matt Moulson -- Derek Grant -- Zemgus Girgensons

Jake McCabe -- Rasmus Ristolainen

Josh Gorges -- Cody Franson

Justin Falk -- Taylor Fedun

Anders Nilsson

Robin Lehner

Colorado Avalanche

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Gabriel Landeskog will not play tonight as the Avalanche host the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Av's captain is out with a lower-body injury. 

Coach Jared Bednar says it is more a "day to day than week to week" injury.

Landeskog has four goals and four assists in 15 games so far this season. 

Washington Capitals

Braden Holtby will start in goal for the Capitals tonight while Jakub Vrana, the Capitals first round pick (13 overall) in 2014 draft makes his NHL debut tonight as Washington hosts the New York Islanders. 

The left-handed shooting centre has 9 goals in 18 games with the American Hockey League's Hershey Bears this season.

Hurricanes (22P) at Bruins (25P) - 7PM

BOS was 1-0-2 vs CAR last year, 0-0-2 at home

BOS (12-10-1):

1-3-1 past 5GP, 10GF, 3/13 on PP

Marchand (1G, 1A) past 2GP

CAR (9-9-4):

1-3-0 past 4GP, 7GF, 1/9 on PP

Skinner (3G, 3A) past 7GP

Rangers (33P) at Sabres (21P) - 7PM

NYR were 2-1-0 vs BUF last season, 1-0-0 in BUF. NYR have won 5 straight in BUF

BUF (8-9-5):

2-0-1 past 3GP at home, 4GA, 5/6 on PK

Okposo (2G, 3A) past 4GP

NYR (16-7-1):

6-1-0 past 7 road games, 14GA, 15/16 on PK

Grabner (0P) last 4GP

Stars (24P) at Penguins (29P) - 7PM

DAL was 2-0-0 vs PIT last season, 1GA. DAL has won 4 straight vs PIT

PIT (13-7-3):

2-3-1 past 6GP, 21GA, 13/18 on PK

Crosby (5G, 4A) last 7GP

DAL (9-9-6):

0-2-2 past 4 road games, 17GF, 10/15 on PK

Seguin (0G, 10A) last 11GP

Islanders (20P) at Capitals (28P) - 7PM

WSH is 1-0-0 vs NYI this season, winning at home. WSH 7-0-3 past 10GP vs NYI

WSH (13-6-2):

4-1-0 past 5 home games, 8GA, 17/20 on PK

Ovechkin (4G, 2A) 4 game PT streak

NYI (8-10-4):

1-6-1 on the road, 15GF, 5/26 on PP

Tavares (1G, 2A) last 3GP

Flyers (25P) at Senators (29P) - 730PM

OTT is 1-0-0 vs PHI this season, SOW in PHI. Teams split 2GP in OTT last season

OTT (14-8-1):

2-3-1 past 6GP at home, 12GF, 3/19 on PP

Karlsson (1G, 4A) past 5GP

PHI (11-10-3):

1-3-0 last 4 road games, 12GF, 5/13 on PP

Simmonds (2G, 4A) past 5GP

Panthers (24P) at Red Wings (24P) - 730PM

FLA is 2-0-0 vs DET this season, outscoring them 9-3. 1 win in DET

DET (11-10-2):

3-0-1 past 4GP, 8GA, 13/14 on PK

Zetterberg (3A) past 3GP

FLA (11-10-2):

0-1-1 both on the road, 3GF, 2/7 on PP

Marchessault (1G, 1A) past 2GP

Lightning (27P) at Blues (29P) - 8PM

STL was 2-0-0 vs TB last season, 1GA. STL has won 5 straight vs TB

STL (13-7-3):

6-1-0 past 7GP, 16GA, 20/25 on PK

Tarasenko (4G, 1A) last 5GP

TB (13-10-1):

lost 3 straight, 5GF, 0/4 on PP

Kucherov (0P) last 2GP

Oilers (26P) at Jets (24P) - 8PM

EDM is 1-0-0 vs WPG this season, shutout win in WPG. EDM has won 2 straight in WPG, 1GA.

WPG (11-12-2):

won 5 straight at home, 6GA, 20/22 on PK

Scheifele (2G, 1A) last 2 games

EDM (12-10-2):

0-2-1 past 3GP, 5GF, 0/12 on PP

McDavid (6G, 6A) 6 game PT streak

Devils (25P) at Blackhawks (33P) - 830PM

CHI is 1-0-0 vs NJ this season, OTW in NJ. NJ was 1-0-0 in CHI last season

CHI (15-6-3):

2-0-1 past 3GP, 5GA, 7/8 on PK

Kane (2G, 1A) past 3GP

NJ (10-7-5):

1-4-2 past 7GP, 17GF, 3/22 on PP

Henrique (1G, 1A) past 3GP

Blue Jackets (28P) at Avalanche (19P) - 9PM

COL is 1-0-0 vs CBJ this season, OTW at CBJ. CBJ have won 2 straight in COL

COL (9-11-1):

0-2-1 past 3GP, 13GA, 8/11 on PK

MacKinnon 0P last 2GP

CBJ (12-5-4):

2-0-1 past 3GP, 5GA, 4/4 on PK

Atkinson (1G, 2A) past 3GP

Kings (25P) at Coyotes (19P) - 9PM

ARZ was 3-1-1 vs LAK last season, 1-1-1 at home

ARZ (8-10-3):

2-0-1 past 3GP, 5GF, 7/7 on PP

Domi (3G, 1A) past 6GP

LAK (12-10-1):

1-3-1 past 5GP, 8GF, 4/19 on PP

Carter (1G, 1A) past 3GP

Ducks (26P) at Canucks (22P) - 10PM

ANA is 1-0-0 vs VAN this season, winning at home. ANA was 1-0-1 in VAN last season

VAN (10-11-2):

4-1-1 past 6GP, 15GA, 13/14 on PK

Horvat (3G, 4A) 5 game PT streak

ANA (11-8-4):

won 2 straight, 3GA, 5/6 on PK

Kesler (4A) last 3GP

 *all times Eastern