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

Toronto Maple Leafs

Ilya Samsonov was the first goaltender off the ice at Maple Leafs practice on Wednesday and he is projected to start tonight's game against the San Jose Sharks, according to TSN's Mark Masters.

He has not played since sustaining a knee injury against the Boston bruins on Nov.5. 

In eight games this season, the 25-year-old has posted a 6-2-0 record with a 2.23 goals-against average and .921 save percentage.

Additionally, the Maple Leafs have returned goaltender Erik Kallgren to the AHL's Toronto Marlies to make room for Samsonov.

 Kallgren, 26, has a 3-2-4 record this season with an .898 save percentage and 2.67 goals-against average.

Ottawa Senators

Goaltender Cam Talbot will start tonight's game against the New York Rangers, according to TSN's Claire Hanna.

The 35-year-old has a 3-5-0 record with a 2.51 GAA and .919 save percentage in 10 appearances this season.

The Senators also provided an update on forward Josh Norris, who skated Wednesday by remains without a timeline to return from a shoulder injury.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens practiced in Montreal prior to flying to Calgary to begin a four-game road trip. The practiced with the following lines:

Caufield - Suzuki - Dach
Dadonov - Dvorak - Gallagher
Armia -  Monahan - Anderson
Slafkovsky - Evans - Pezzetta

Matheson - Savard
Edmundson - Guhle
Harris - Kovacevic
Xhekaj - Wideman

Brendan Gallagher and Sean Monahan did not practice and were given maintenance days. Juraj Slafkovsky practiced in Gallaghers second-line spot while defenceman Arber Xhekaj filled in for Monahan on the third line.

Edmonton Oilers

Jesse Puljujarvi was dropped to the second line with Ryan Nugent-Hopkins and Mattias Janmark in Wednesday's practice. Zach Hyman moves to the first line toi play with Connor McDavid and Leon Draisaitl.

Tyler Benson looks set to make his season debut after completing a conditioning stint in the AHL.

Draisaitl - McDavid - Hyman
Janmark - Nugent-Hopkins - Puljujarvi
Benson - Shore - Ryan
Holloway - Malone - Hamblin

Nurse - Ceci
Kulak - Barrie
Broberg - Bouchard


New Jersey Devils

Devils defenceman John Marino is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury, according to Devils reporter Amanda Stein.

Kevin Bahl will slot in is Marino is unable to play on Thursday against the Nashville Predators.

Buffalo Sabres

Defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin (undisclosed) received clear scans on Wednesday and the team will wait to see how he responds before setting a timeline for his return. Lawrence Pilut will fill in on defence for the Sabres against the Detroit Red Wings.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Head coach Brad Larsen said Patrik Laine will travel with the team to Winnipeg before Friday's game against the Jets. However his status is not yet determined and will depend on how his injured ankle responds during practice.

"Overall, it's doing pretty good," said Laine.

Laine also said playing his former team will not factor into his status for Friday's game.

"It doesn't matter where it is, who we're playing against, I just want to play. ... Just hopping on the bike and watching other guys play out there, it sucks."

Laine has played in just eight games this season and has not played since spraining his ankle on Nov. 12.