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.
Jonathan Toews will once again not play for the Blackhawks again tonight. He will miss his fourth straight game.
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 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.
Viewers in the Senators region can watch Canadian Tire Senators Hockey on TSN5 at 7:30 PM.
Oilers face the Jets tonight. Here are the projected lines based on morning skate:
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.
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
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
Marcus Foligno -- Johan Larsson -- Brian Gionta
Matt Moulson -- Derek Grant -- Zemgus Girgensons
Jake McCabe -- Rasmus Ristolainen
Josh Gorges -- Cody Franson
Justin Falk -- Taylor Fedun
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.
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
1-3-1 past 5GP, 10GF, 3/13 on PP
Marchand (1G, 1A) past 2GP
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
2-0-1 past 3GP at home, 4GA, 5/6 on PK
Okposo (2G, 3A) past 4GP
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
2-3-1 past 6GP, 21GA, 13/18 on PK
Crosby (5G, 4A) last 7GP
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
4-1-0 past 5 home games, 8GA, 17/20 on PK
Ovechkin (4G, 2A) 4 game PT streak
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
2-3-1 past 6GP at home, 12GF, 3/19 on PP
Karlsson (1G, 4A) past 5GP
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
3-0-1 past 4GP, 8GA, 13/14 on PK
Zetterberg (3A) past 3GP
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
6-1-0 past 7GP, 16GA, 20/25 on PK
Tarasenko (4G, 1A) last 5GP
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.
won 5 straight at home, 6GA, 20/22 on PK
Scheifele (2G, 1A) last 2 games
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
2-0-1 past 3GP, 5GA, 7/8 on PK
Kane (2G, 1A) past 3GP
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
0-2-1 past 3GP, 13GA, 8/11 on PK
MacKinnon 0P last 2GP
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
2-0-1 past 3GP, 5GF, 7/7 on PP
Domi (3G, 1A) past 6GP
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
4-1-1 past 6GP, 15GA, 13/14 on PK
Horvat (3G, 4A) 5 game PT streak
won 2 straight, 3GA, 5/6 on PK
Kesler (4A) last 3GP
*all times Eastern