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Ice Chips: Lyubushkin, Jarnkrok in Leafs lineup vs. Rangers

Toronto Maple Leafs Ilya Lyubushkin Ilya Lyubushkin - Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin and forward Calle Jarnkrok will be in the lineup when the Maple Leafs take on the New York Rangers on Saturday.

Lyubushkin, 29, was acquired by the Maple Leafs on Thursday from the Anaheim Ducks in a three-team trade that also included the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 6-foot-2 right-shot defenceman is entering his second stint with the club after playing 31 games during the 2021-22 campaign, recording two goals and six points.

This season, Lyubushkin has four assists in 55 games with the Ducks.

Lyubushkin will be paired with all-star defenceman Morgan Rielly.

Jarnkrok is returning to the Maple Leafs' lineup after missing 13 games with a broken knuckle.

He sustained the injury during practice on Jan. 29 after taking a puck to the hand.

The 32-year-old winger has 10 goals and 19 points in 46 games this season.

Additionally, defenceman Timothy Liljegren is a game-time decision against the Rangers on Saturday.

The 6-foot-1 right-shot defenceman missed the team's last two games with an undisclosed injury.

He has two goals and 16 points in 40 games this season.

The Maple Leafs assigned defenceman Max Lajoie to the AHL's Toronto Marlies on Saturday.

Lajoie, 26, appeared in seven games with the Maple Leafs, registering an assist.

Winnipeg Jets

Defenceman Brenden Dillon and forward Gabriel Vilardi are considered out for Saturday's game against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Dillon, 33, is sidelined due to an undisclosed illness. He has seven goals and 16 points this season and averages 18:29 of ice time.

Vilardi, 24, is out with an upper-body injury. He last appeared during Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars but only had 10:31 of ice time.

The 6-foot-3 forward has 16 goals and 30 points in 38 games this season


Ottawa Senators

Defenceman Thomas Chabot is questionable for Saturday's game against the Philadelphia Flyers with an undisclosed injury.

Chabot, 27, had 22:46 of icetime during the Senators' 5-3 loss to the Arizona Coyotes on Friday with a rating of minus-2.

The 6-foot-2 left-shot defenceman has five goals and 21 points in 36 games this season.

Mads Sogaard is expected to be in net on Saturday against the Flyers.

Sogaard, 23, takes the reins after Anton Forsberg suffered a lower-body injury during the Senators' loss to the Coyotes on Friday and Joonas Korpisalo recovering from an illness.

Both Forsberg and Korpisalo did not make the trip to Philadelphia.

Sogaard appeared in four games this season and has a 1-1 record with a .825 save percentage and 5.09 goals-against average.

The Senators recalled defenceman Max Guenette and goaltender Leevi Merilainen from the AHL's Belleville Senators on Saturday.

Guenette, 22, has five goals and 29 points in 48 AHL games this season.

He appeared in the Senators' 5-1 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Feb. 15 but did not record a point.

Merilainen, 21, has a 7-6-2 record in the AHL with a .904 save percentage and 3.02 goals-against average.

Dallas Stars

The Stars recalled forward Logan Stankoven from the AHL's Texas Stars on Saturday.

Stankoven, 21, made his NHL debut on Feb. 24 in a 2-1 win over the Carolina Hurricanes and has three goals and four points in his first four games.

Pittsburgh Penguins

Forward Jake Guentzel took part in the Penguins' optional morning skate on Saturday while wearing a no-contact jersey, according to team reporter Michelle Crechiolo.

Guentzel, 29, missed the team's last seven games with an upper-body injury and was given a four-week timeline for his return.

The 5-foot-11 winger has been the subject of trade rumours leading up to March 8th's trade deadline and is ranked No. 2 on TSN's Trade Bait Board.

Guentzel is scheduled to become an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season and has a cap hit of $6 million.

He has 22 goals and 52 points in 50 games this season.