Keep updated on all the injury news and roster moves from around the NHL with daily Ice Chips.

Nashville Predators

The Predators announced that defenceman Yannick Weber (lower body) will be out two-to-four weeks and forward Scott Hartnell (lower-body) will be out three-to-five weeks. Both players were placed on injured reserve,

Hartnell, 35, owns four goals and seven points in 16 games with the Predators this season. Weber, 29, has posted two assists in 12 games this year.

It was not all bad news for the Predators on Tuesday, though, as head coach Peter Laviolette said centre Nick Bonino (lower-body) will return to face the Washington Capitals Tuesday night. Bonino has missed the last 11 games due to injury.

Montreal Canadiens

According to TSN's John Lu, Carey Price (lower body) did not skate today and will not skate tomorrow for the Canadiens.

Practice Lines

Pacioretty - Danault - Shaw
Galchenyuk - Drouin - Byron
Hudon - Plekanec - Gallagher
De La Rose - Mitchell -Froese

Benn - Weber
Alzner - Petry
Mete - Morrow

Lindgren starting

Scratched: Davidson
Injured: Lehkonen (LBI), Montoya (concussion)
IR: Price (LBI), Schlemko (hand), Hemsky (concussion), Scherbak (knee)

Winger Artturi Lehkonen will not play tonight against the Columbus Blue Jackets due to a lower-body injury.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Although the Maple Leafs have the day off from practice, Auston Matthews (upper body) was at the team's practice facility skating along with Tyler Bozak and recently recalled winger Nikita Soshnikov. Matthews hasn't played since Nov. 6 against the Vegas Golden Knights.

Winnipeg Jets 

Practice Lines - Brian Munz, TSN




Vancouver Canucks

Practice Lines - Jeff Paterson, TSN


Del Zotto-Biega


New Jersey Devils

According to Devils beat reporter Amanda Stein, forwards Travis Zajac (pectoral) and Michael McLeod (torn meniscus) were on the ice for full a team practice. Andrew Gross of the North Jersey Record reports that Zajac says he thinks he might be able to return for Thursday's game against the Maple Leafs. Zajac underwent pectoral surgery on Aug. 17 and has yet to play this season while McLeod had knee surgery on Oct. 12 and has been out since the preseason.

Stein also reports defenceman Mirco Mueller will have surgery on Thursday after suffering a fractured clavicle on Sunday against the Chicago Blackhawks and will be out indefinitely.

Washington Capitals

The Washington Post's Isabelle Khurshudyan reports that defenceman Matt Niskanen (hand) will return tonight for the Capitals' game against the Predators. Niskanen has missed the past 13 games due to a hand injury.

St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues announced Beau Bennett has been assigned to the AHL's Chicago Wolves. The 25-year-old winger has yet to record a point in six games with the Blues this season.

Florida Panthers

Forward Jared McCann (lower body) has been placed on injured reserve retroactive to Nov. 4. According to Matthew DeFranks of the Sun Sentinel, McCann skated with his teammates in a non-contact jersey on Tuesday.

Game Notes

Best Records In NHL – Oct. 20th to Present

Team                           GP       W        L          OTL    Pts%

Tampa Bay Lightning 10        8          1          1          .850

New York Rangers     10        8          2          0          .800

Winnipeg Jets              10        6          1          3          .750

San Jose Sharks           11        8          3          0          .727

St. Louis Blues            11        7          3          1          .682


Worst Road PK’s This Season

Team                                       PK%    TSH     PPGA

Buffalo Sabres                        66.7     27        9

Columbus Blue Jackets           66.7     21        7

Colorado Avalanche               70.5     44        13

Montreal Canadiens                70.7     41        12

Vancouver Canucks                72.7     33        9


Worst Home Records This Season

Team                           GP       W        L          OTL    Pts%

Arizona Coyotes         8          1          6          1          .188

Edmonton Oilers         9          3          6          0          .333

Buffalo Sabres            7          2          4          1          .357

Vancouver Canucks    9          3          4          2          .444

Anaheim Ducks          11        4          5          2          .455


Longest active games streaks in regular season in the NHL:

1 – Andrew Cogliano             803

2 – Keith Yandle                    649

3 – Patrick Marleau                 643

4 – Phil Kessel                        629

5 – Karl Alzner                       558


Sabres (13P) at Penguins (21P) - 7PM ET

PIT was 2-0-1 vs BUF last season. PIT has won 6 straight at home vs BUF

PIT (9-7-3):

1-2-2 last 5GP, 11GF, 2/19 on PP

Kessel (3G, 4A) 4 game PT streak

BUF (5-9-3):

0-1-1 last 2GP, 1GF in each game, 2/5 on PP

Kane (3G, 2A) last 6GP


Stars (18P) at Panthers (12P) - 7:30PM ET

Teams split 2GP last season. DAL winning in FLA. DAL has won 3 straight in FLA

FLA (5-9-2):

1-4-2 last 7GP, 28GA, 17/24 on PK

Huberdeau (5A) last 4GP

DAL (9-8-0):

lost 2 straight on the road, 5GA in each game, 4/7 on PK

Radulov (5G, 6A) 8 game PT streak


Blue Jackets (21P) at Canadiens (17P) - 7:30PM ET on TSN2 (regional)

CBJ were 2-0-1 vs MTL last season, 2GA

MTL (8-9-1):

4-1-0 last 5GP, 10GA, 10/14 on PK

Drouin (1G, 2A) last 4GP

CBJ (10-7-1):

1-3-1 last 5GP, 10GF, 0/13 on PP

Panarin (2G) last 5GP


Coyotes (7P) at Jets (21P) - 8PM ET on TSN3 (regional)

WPG is 1-0-0 vs ARZ this season, winning in ARZ. WPG is 7-0-0 at home all-time vs ARZ

WPG (9-4-3):

6-1-3 last 10GP, 34GF, 11/34 on PP

Wheeler (1G, 10A) last 5GP

ARZ (2-14-3):

0-2-2 last 4GP, 6GF, 1/11 on PP

Keller (0P) last 3GP


Capitals (21P) at Predators (20P) - 8PM ET

NSH was 2-0-0 vs WSH last season.3GA.

NSH (9-5-2):

won 4 straight, 16GF, 3/16 on PP

Forsberg (3A) last 3GP

WSH (10-7-1):

won 2 straight, 1GA in each game, 4/4 on PK

Ovechkin (3G, 1A) last 5GP


Flyers (18P) at Wild (16P) - 8PM ET

MIN is 1-0-0 vs PHI this season, shutout win in PHI. PHI has won 3 straight in MIN

MIN (7-7-2):

won 2 straight, both on road, 0GA, 6/6 on PK

Zucker (6G, 1A) 4 game PT streak

PHI (8-7-2):

2-1-1 last 4GP, 6GA, 10/12 on PK

Voracek (2G, 3A) last 3GP


Knights (21P) at Oilers (14P) - 9PM ET

First meeting between teams

EDM (6-9-2):

0-1-1 past 2GP, both on road, 3GF, 1/2 on PP

McDavid (2G, 1A) last 4GP

VGK (10-5-1):

1-4-1 last 6 road games, 24GA, 14/19 on PK

Perron (1G, 5A) 4 game PT streak


Canucks (18P) at Kings (26P) -10:30PM ET

VAN was 2-1-1 vs LAK last season. 1-0-1 at LAK

LAK (11-4-2):

lost 2 straight, both at home, 3GF, 1/7 on PP

Kopitar (2G, 8A) 8 game PT streak

VAN (8-7-2):

lost 2 straight, both on the road, outscored 9-1, 0/10 on PP

Boeser (1A) last 4GP