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Head coach Travis Green confirmed that forward Kole Lind will make his NHL debut tonight against the Toronto Maple Leafs. The 22-year-old has five goals and eight points in eight games with AHL Utica this season. The Canucks selected Lind in the second round (33rd overall) of the 2017 NHL Draft.
Defenceman Jalen Chatfield also left early, per TSN's Mark Masters.
Olli Juolevi and Jayce Hawryluk remained out late for extra work and are the projected scratches tonight for the Canucks.
John Carlson missed Washington's morning skate, and the team says he will be a game-time decision agaisnt the Pittsburgh Penguins tonight.
John Carlson not skating with Capitals at morning skate. Team says he will be a game-time decision tonight.— Tom Gulitti (@TomGulittiNHL) April 29, 2021
Alex Ovechkin (lower body) also not skating this morning. He remains day to day, seems destined to miss his third straight game.
Carlson, 31, has yet to miss a game this season, scoring 10 goals and adding 32 assists in 49 games.
Alex Ovechkin (lower body) also did not skate this morning. He remains day to day, and could miss his third straight game.
The lines and D pairings featured at Thursday's practice. Paul Byron, Tomas Tatar and Carey Price did not take part. The Habs return to action on Friday night against the Winnipeg Jets.
Kotkaniemi - Danault - Anderson
Toffoli - Suzuki - Armia
Lehkonen - Evans - Caufield
Frolik - Staal - Perry
Chiarot - Weber
Edmundson - Petry
Romanov - Merrill
Kulak, Gustafsson, Ouellet
Toronto Maple Leafs
David Rittich is in line to get the start for Toronto tonight as they host the Vancouver Canucks.
The goalie struggled in his last outing with the Leafs, giving up five goals on 28 shots to this same Canucks team in a 6-3 loss.
Rittich has made three appearances since being acquired at the deadline for a third-round draft pick in 2022, giving up nine goals on 73 shots with a 3.36 goals against average.
David Rittich doing his usual game-day routine, including having goalie coach Steve Briere lightly shoot a couple pucks at his mask before leaving the ice— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) April 29, 2021
He’s looking for redemption after allowing five goals on 28 shots against the Canucks last week @TSN_Edge pic.twitter.com/7u0mvZjFlj
Riley Nash was on the ice Thursday for the first time since being traded to the Leafs ahead of the trade deadline.
Nash, acquired from the Columbus Blue Jackets on April 9 for a conditional seventh-round pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, sustained a knee injury on April 4 playing against the Florida Panthers.
Carter Hart's regular season has come to an end.
The Flyers goalie will miss the remainder of the regular season with an MCL sprain in his left knee, the team announced on Thursday.