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Ottawa Senators 

The Senators have sent defenceman Erik Brannstrom and goaltender Marcus Hogberg to the Belleville Senators of the AHL. Brannstrom played 23 games for Ottawa this season, recording two assists and a minus seven rating.

Hogberg appeared in two games for Ottawa, posting an 0-1-0 record with a 1.82 goals-against average and .925 save percentage. 

Edmonton Oilers

Edmonton forwards Zack Kassian (back) and Ryan Nugent-Hopkins (hand) both skated with the team on Thursday. Kassian will likely make his return this weekend, while Nugent-Hopkins remains without a timetable. 

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens play the first game of a back-to-back tonight against the Colorado Avalanche. Defenceman Otto Leskinen will make his NHL debut. 

Forward Paul Byron (knee) skated for the first time since suffering an injury during the Habs' 5-2 win over the Washington Capitals on Nov. 15. 

Calgary Flames

The Flames will stick with the same lineup for Thursday's game at home against the Buffalo Sabres. 

Winnipeg Jets

The Jets have announced their starting lineup for their tilt against the Jets on Thursday night. 

New Jersey Devils 

Forward Jack Hughes (lower body) returned to practice on Thursday morning. The 2019 first-overall pick has missed three consecutive games after being injured in the Devils' 6-4 victory over Montreal last Thursday. 

The Devils have also place defenceman Matt Tennyson on IR.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning recalled Cory Conacher from the Syracuse Crunch of the AHL on Thursday morning. The 29-year old has played three games with the Lightning this season, recording one assist. Conacher has appeared in 192 career NHL games, registering 28 goals and 75 points. 

 Forward Alex Killorn (lower body) is a game-time decision for Tampa Bay. The 30-year old has missed two consecutive games with the injury. 

Philadelphia Flyers 

Brian Elliot will start for the Flyers Thursday night, when Philadelphia hosts the Arizona Coyotes. The veteran goaltender is 7-2-2 this season with a 2.70 GAA and .916 save percentage. 

Columbus Blue Jackets 

2016 second-round pick Andrew Peeke will make his NHL debut for the Blue Jackets on Thursday against the Rangers. The 21 year-old defenceman has recorded five goals and seven assists in 21 games with the AHL's Cleveland Monsters this season.

Minnesota Wild  

The Wild have recalled defenceman Brennan Menell from the Iowa Wild of the AHL. The 22-year old has recorded two goals and 17 assists in 23 games in Iowa this season. 

Dallas Stars 

Forward Alexander Radulov was not on the ice for the Stars' practice this morning, suggesting he could be scratched for Thursday's game against the Winnipeg Jets. After scoring 72 points in each of the last two seasons, Radulov has recorded just 15 points in 29 games this year. 

Boston Bruins 

Defenceman John Moore will make his season debut Thursday against the Chicago Blackhawks. The 29-year old has not played since the Stanley Cup Finals after undergoing offseason shoulder surgery. 


Chicago Blackhawks

The Blackhawks will have Dylan Strome back in the lineup Thursday. The 22-year old has missed the last four games due to a concussion. Olli Maatta (flu-like symptoms) will be a game-time decision. 

Vegas Golden Knights

After being away from the team for the past six games, Marc-Andre Fleury has re-joined the Golden Knights in practice. Malcolm Subban will start Thursday against the New York Islanders, while Fleury will be the backup. 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Defenceman Justin Schultz (lower body) will be a game-time decision for Friday's game against the Arizona Coyotes. Schultz has not played since being hurt in a game against the Islanders on Nov. 19.

Colorado Avalanche 

Logan O'Connor has been assigned to the AHL's Colorado Eagles on Thursday afternoon. The 23-year old registered one goal in seven games with the Avalanche this season. 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Penguins' coach Mike Sullivan provided updates on the health status of defenceman Kris Letang and Jack Johnson on Thursday. Letang did not practice due to a maintenance day. Johnson is dealing with an illness and will be a game-time decision. Forward Bryan Rust is also a game-time decision.