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The Senators have activated forward Logan Brown off the injured reserve. He suffered an arm injury on Nov. 2 against the Boston Bruins when he collided with another player. He has two assists in four games with the Sens this season after being called up from the AHL. Head coach DJ Smith confirms he will play tonight.
Sens lines at morning skate ahead of tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers:
Nilsson in starter's net.
Toronto Maple Leafs
Maple Leafs lines at morning skate as they prepare to take on the Boston Bruins tonight. With Alexander Kerfoot out indefinitely after having surgery to repair facial dental fractures, Jason Spezza is taking his spot on the third line today.
Per TSN's Kristen Shilton, Dmytro Timashov took the first rush on the fourth line, but Nic Petan came off the ice first while Timashov stayed out with the other projected scratches. So based on that information, Petan-Shore-Gauthier will be the fourth line against Boston.
Optional skate this morning in Washington. Jordan Weal, Nick Suzuki, Jesperi Kotkaniemi, Cale Fleury Brett Kulak, Keith Kinkaid, Christian Folin, Victor Mete and Mike Reilly are all skating this morning. Carey Price gets the start in net tonight as the Habs embark on a back-to-back set with the Capitals tonight and the New Jersey Devils on Saturday.
Head coach Claude Julien confirms that Weal draws back into the lineup, taking the place of Ryan Poehling who was sent down to the AHL's Laval Rocket after Tuesday's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Jesperi Kotkaniemi has yet to receive the green light from doctors to play as he continues to recover from a groin injury and will sit out tonight.
Flames lines this morning. Oliver Kylington has been recalled and it looks like he’ll play with Michael Stone on the third pairing - Jermain Franklin.
Goaltender Tuukka Rask gets the start against the Toronto Maple Leafs tonight with Jaroslav Halak set to face the Washington Capitals on Saturday night.
New Jersey Devils
The Devils have placed defenceman Sami Vatanen on the injured reserve with an upper-body injury retroactive to Nov. 8. He suffered the injury against the Edmonton Oilers after taking an elbow to the head from Alex Chiasson and left the game. Vatanen has eight points in 15 games for the Devils this season.
Defenceman Colton White has been recalled from the AHL's Binghamton Devils.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Defenceman Ryan Murray is out tonight against the St. Louis Blues with an injury and Scott Harrington will draw in to take his place. Murray took a shot off on the right knee on Tuesday against the Montreal Canadiens.
Goaltender Ilya Samsonov gets the start tonight at home against the Montreal Canadiens in the first game of a back-to-back series for the Caps. They face the Boston Bruins on Saturday night. In seven games this season, Samsonov is 5-1-1 with a .915 save percentage and 2.45 GAA.
New York Islanders
Forward Matt Martin is back at practice wearing a non-contact jersey. He continues to recover from a leg injury suffered against the Ottawa Senators on Oct. 25. He has three points in seven games this season.
New York Islanders forward Andrew Ladd has cleared waivers and will head to AHL Bridgeport where he recently completed a five-game conditioning stint. Ladd hasn't played an NHL game since March 24 and has been recovering from off-season surgery for a torn ACL. In 177 games with the Islanders, Ladd has 38 goals and 71 points. After this season, he has three years left on his seven-year, $38.5 million deal with a cap hit of $5.5 million.
Carolina Hurricanes forward Brian Gibbons was placed on waivers today at noon. He has zero points in 11 games with the Hurricanes.