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Goaltenders Jacob Markstrom and David Rittich were both on the ice Wednesday morning at Calgary's skate, TSN's Salim Valji reports.
The Flames play host to the Ottawa Senators Thursday evening.
Looks like an optional skate for the Calgary Flames this morning at the Saddledome, with both goalies Jacob Markstrom and David Rittich on the ice.— Salim Nadim Valji (@salimvalji) March 3, 2021
NOT an optional but FULL practice today for the Calgary Flames today @ the Saddledome.— Salim Nadim Valji (@salimvalji) March 3, 2021
Jacob Markstrom, David Rittich, Derek Ryan are all here & skating.
Markstrom has been out since Feb. 20 with a lower-body injury. Valji reports he is getting final medical clearance and could start Thursday if all goes well.
Per Calgary Flames head coach Geoff Ward, goalie Jacob Markstrom getting final medical clearance today & could be good to go for tomorrow versus the Ottawa Senators.— Salim Nadim Valji (@salimvalji) March 3, 2021
Toronto Maple Leafs
Leafs head coach Sheldon Keefe said that goaltender Frederik Andersen and forward Auston Matthews will each return Wednesday evening against the Edmonton Oilers.
Andersen was first off the ice during Wednesday's optional skate, while Matthews did not participate, which is a normal course of action on days he plays.
Andersen has been out since Feb. 20 because of a lower-body injury while Matthews has missed the last two games because of a wrist ailment.
Per head coach Sheldon Keefe:— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) March 3, 2021
Auston Matthews (wrist) is IN tonight
Frederik Andersen (lower body) is IN tonight (14-1-2 v Oilers, .923 sv%)
Leafs get their No. 1 centre and No. 1 goalie back as they go for the three-game sweep in Edmonton @TSN_Edge
The Senators announced Wednesday that they have re-assigned forward Michael Haley to the taxi squad and sent goaltender Filip Gustavsson to the AHL's Belleville Senators.
Roster update: The #Sens have made the following roster moves:— Sens Communications (@Media_Sens) March 3, 2021
Forward Micheal Haley has been re-assigned to the team's taxi squad.
Goaltender Filip Gustavsson has been re-assigned to @BellevilleSens.
Defenceman Matt Grzelcyk and forward David Krejci are both likely to play Wednesday night as the Bruins battle the Washington Capitals.
Grzelcyk was paired with Brandon Carlo at Wednesday's morning skate and is likely to make his return from injured reserve. Krejci, who is also on IR, has been sidelined since Feb. 18 with a lower-body injury.
Both players will take part in the pre-game warmup and make the final decision from there, tweets NHL.com's Amalie Benjamin.
Grzelcyk and Krejci will take warmups and are both likely to play.— Amalie Benjamin (@AmalieBenjamin) March 3, 2021
Here were their morning skate lines:
Marchand – Bergeron – Pastrnak
Ritchie – Krejci – DeBrusk
Frederic – Coyle – Smith
Kuraly – Studnicka – Wagner
Zboril – McAvoy
Grzelcyk – Carlo
Tinordi – Clifton
The Predators are awaiting an update on goaltender Juuse Saros, who left Tuesday's matchup with the Carolina Hurricanes in the first period.
Saros was hit by Carolina's Nino Niederreiter as he skated in and appeared to make contact with Saros' head with his left shoulder on the way by.
NHL Player Safety announced Wednesday morning that Niederreiter was being fined $5,000, the maximum penalty allowable under the collective bargaining agreement.
Detroit Red Wings
Forward Tyler Bertuzzi is still at least a week away from returning as he continues to battle an upper-body injury, tweeted Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press Tuesday.
Red Wings F Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body) still has not practiced, remains at least a week away. Hasn't played since Jan. 30.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) March 2, 2021
He has not played since Jan. 30.
Jeff Blashill says Dylan Larkin is out tonight for Red Wings at Columbus, Robby Fabbri game time decision.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) March 2, 2021
Says Larkin out through Thursday, hopes to have him back next week.
St. James also tweets that head coach Jeff Blashill says that forward Dylan Larkin hopes to get back into the lineup sometime next week.
Calgary Flames forward Derek Ryan cleared after being placed on waivers Tuesday afternoon.
The 34-year-old has one assist in 10 games so far this season after recording 29 points in 68 games last season.
Meanwhile, the following players have been placed on waivers Wednesday:
Dominik Simon (Flames), Valterri Filppula (Red Wings), Mason Geertsen (Rangers).
Dominik Simon (Cgy), Valterri Filppula (Det) and Mason Geertsen (NYR) on waivers today.— Pierre LeBrun (@PierreVLeBrun) March 3, 2021
Derek Ryan (Cgy) cleared waivers from yesterday