Weber expected to play tonight versus Blue Jackets
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Toronto Maple Leafs
Zach Hyman has been medically cleared to play following off-season ACL surgery and is expected to make his season debut tomorrow against the New York Islanders, according to Terry Koshan of the Toronto Sun.
After waiving goaltender Michael Hutchinson yesterday, the Leafs made two subsequent transactions to recall forward Nic Petan and goaltender Kasimir Kaskisuo from the AHL's Toronto Marlies. The Leafs play back-to-back games on Friday and Saturday, with Kaskisuo expected to start in the latter against the Pittsburgh Penguins. He will wear No. 50 for the Leafs.
Mitch Marner confirmed he suffered a high ankle sprain and will be in a walking boot until at least Friday, as reported by the Toronto Sun's Koshan.
Urho Vaakanainen will be in the Bruins' lineup tonight in place of Torey Krug, who is out with an upper-body injury. His timeline for a return is currently unknown. The Atlantic Division-leading Bruins are looking to end a three-game losing streak. Krug tallied his third consecutive 50-plus point season in 2018-19 and currently leads Bruins' defenceman with two goals and 11 assists through 17 games this year.
Matt Grzelcyk is expected to fill Krug's spot on the power play.
Shea Weber did not participate in today's morning skate due to a virus but is expected to play tonight, according to head coach Claude Julien. The 34-year-old rearguard is averaging 22:58 time on ice per game, which ranks second-highest on the team behind Jeff Petry's 24:09.
The Canadiens are looking for their sixth win in their last eight games.
Vegas Golden Knights
The Golden Knights recalled forwards Cody Glass, Nicolas Roy and defenceman Nicolas Hague from the AHL's Chicago Wolves just one day after being sent down.
New York Islanders
Finnish forward Otto Koivula has been recalled from the AHL's Bridgeport Sound Tigers, where he's posted two goals and three assists in 10 games this season.
Andrew Ladd has also joined the team after playing five conditioning games with the Sound Tigers, scoring his first goal on Nov. 10 against the Belleville Senators. He is nearing a return to NHL action after being limited to just 26 games due to injury in 2018-19.
Additionally, Casey Cizikas and Cal Clutterbuck are back at practice following a maintenance day.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Defenceman Ryan Murphy has been activated off of injured reserve following a six-game absence caused by a broken hand suffered on Oct. 26 versus the Philadelphia Flyers. The 26-year-old has one goal and three assists across 10 games this season. Fellow rearguard Adam Clendening has been sent down to the AHL's Cleveland Monsters as a result.
Riley Nash and Eric Robinson are back in the lineup after missing Saturday's tilt with the Colorado Avalanche as healthy scratches.
Mike Smith will start in the Oilers' crease tonight against the San Jose Sharks.
Forwards Sam Gagner, Joakim Nygard, and defenceman Brandon Manning will also play tonight, while forwards Gaetan Haas, Markus Granlund, and defenceman Joel Persson move to the press box.
Forwards James Neal, Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, and defenceman Kris Russell all practiced this morning ahead of tonight's showdown with the Sharks. All three players are returning from a maintenance day.
Sidney Crosby, Kris Letang, and Patric Hornqvist will all miss Tuesday's game against the New York Rangers with lower-body injuries.
Forward Mikael Granlund skated on the first line with Filip Forsberg and Ryan Johansen during Monday's practice. Granlund has seen a dip in his production after posting a career-high 69 points in 2016-17, followed by 67 in 2017-18, and had 54 between his time with the Minnesota Wild and Predators last season. The 27-year-old has two goals and two assists in 17 games thus far in 2019-20.
Defenceman Connor Murphy and forward Ryan Carpenter participated in practice this morning. Murphy is eligible to return from long term injured reserve before Saturday's game against the Nashville Predators, if medically cleared, according to Carter Baum of the Blackhawks' digital team.
Centre Pierre-Edouard Bellemare remains in concussion protocol after taking a hit on Saturday from Columbus Blue Jackets' captain Nick Foligno. In his absence, Tyson Jost will slot in at centre on the third line.
Forward Jayson Megna will return to the Avs' lineup in a fourth line role after being a healthy scratch in the 4-2 loss to the Blue Jackets.
Goaltender Philipp Grubauer participated in the morning skate but will not yet be making his return from a lower-body injury. Pavel Francouz will make his third consecutive start in net as a result. He owns a 4-2-0 record and .915 save percentage this season.
Noel Acciari is expected to make his return to the Panthers' lineup against his former team, the Boston Bruins, after a three-game absence with a lower-body injury. He will re-join a line with wingers Dryden Hunt and Colton Sceviour at his side.
New York Rangers
Mika Zibanejad will miss his seventh consecutive game with an upper-body injury. The Swede will not travel to Florida for their next two games against the Lightning and Panthers.
San Jose Sharks
Defenseman Jake Middleton has been reassigned to the AHL's San Jose Barracuda.
Thatcher Demko has been given the nod in goal tonight for the Canucks, who have earned just a single point in their last four games. Vancouver is at home versus the Nashville Predators.
Jay Beagle is listed as questionable.
Los Angeles Kings
After posting three goals and seven assists across 13 games with the AHL's Ontario Reign, forward Matt Luff has been called up to the Kings. It's unknown if Luff will suit-up tonight against the Minnesota Wild.
St. Louis Blues
The Blues are aiming for their eighth straight victory on Tuesday night against the Arizona Coyotes and Robert Bortuzzo will be a game-time decision, according to head coach Craig Berube. Bortuzzo hasn't played since Oct. 28 as a result of being a healthy scratch.
Forward Eetu Luostarinen has been reassigned to the AHL's Charlotte Checkers.
Ottawa Senators forward Rudolfs Balcers has been assigned to the AHL's Belleville Senators. The 22-year-old undrafted forward hasn't played a game yet this season due to a lower-body injury.
The Stars have recalled forward Nick Caamano from the AHL's Texas Stars. The 21-year-old has played eight games with Dallas this season, notching one goal in that time. Caamano has also posted one goal and one assist with Texas.
Detroit Red Wings
Jonathan Bernier is expected to start in goal for the Red Wings.
Givani Smith is back in the lineup in place of the injured Justin Abdelkader, who suffered a mid-body injury against the Golden Knights. Smith, 21, was recalled from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins yesterday.