Leafs Ice Chips: Flu bug hits 'D' as Zaitsev, Dermott miss practice
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Toronto Maple Leafs
The Leafs recalled winger Andreas Johnsson and defenceman Calle Rosen from the American Hockey League's Toronto Marlies on an emergency basis. Rosen, 24, has four games of NHL experience in his career while Johnsson, 23, has netted 26 goals and 28 assists over 54 games in the AHL this season, but has never appeared in a NHL game. - Kristen Shilton
Injured forward Auston Matthews, who has missed the last six games with a shoulder injury, was wearing a red no-contact jersey at practice once again on Tuesday. He's unlikely to play Wednesday against the Dallas Stars, but could make his return soon after. Defencemen Travis Dermott and Nikita Zaitsev were not at practice on Tuesday. Both defencemen are dealing with the flu. - Mark Masters, TSN
Johnsson skated on the fourth line during Tuesday's practice with Tomas Plekanec and Kasperi Kapanen, while Josh Leivo and Dominic Moore skated as defencemen. Head coach Mike Babcock confirmed after practice Johnsson will make his NHL debut Wednesday against the Dallas Stars.
Shawn Matthias was activated off injured reserve on Tuesday. The 30-year-old has been out since Jan. 12 with an upper-body injury. He has one goal and three points in 25 games this season.
Projected Lines vs. Predators - Brian Munz, TSN
Matthew Tkachuk sat out Monday's practice for a 'maintenance day' after leaving Sunday's game against the New York Islanders in the third period with an apparent head injury. On Tuesday, the 20-year-old was absent from the Flames' optional skate as the team prepares for a clash against the Edmonton Oilers. Sean Monahan also missed the optional skate. - Jermain Franklin, TSN
After practice, head coach Glen Gulutzan confirmed Tkachuk will miss Tuesday's game against the Oilers with an upper-body injury and will be replaced by Chris Stewart. Monahan will be in the lineup. - Jermain Franklin, TSN
Mike Condon will get the start between the pipes for the Sens Tuesday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. - Team Tweet
For the first time since suffering a high ankle sprain on Feb. 10 against the Boston Bruins, Buffalo Sabres superstar Jack Eichel returned to practice on Tuesday. The 21-year-old previously skated on his own, but never with the team during practice. "I thought he looked really good. A tough practice, some contact, we'll re-evaluate tomorrow and take it day-to-day," head coach Phil Housley said after practice. - Team Tweet
Tampa Bay Lightning
Forward J.T. Miller, who was acquired from the New York Rangers at the Trade Deadline, was skating with stars Steven Stamkos and Nikita Kucherov on the Lightning's top line at practice on Tuesday. Miller, 24, already has six points (two goals, four assists) over six games since joining Tampa. - Bryan Burns, Team Website
Forward Brad Marchand missed Sunday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks with an upper-body injury but skated with regular linemates David Pastrnak and Riley Nash at practice, meaning there's a good chance he'll return to the lineup against the Carolina Hurricanes Tuesday night. Head coach Bruce Cassidy said Marchand will be a game-time decision. - Joe Haggerty, NBC Sports
Bruins signed centre Trent Frederic to an entry-level contract and will join the AHL's Trent Frederic. - Team Tweet
New York Rangers
Team recalled defenceman Ryan Sproul from the American Hockey League. - Team Tweet