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

Montreal Canadiens

Defenceman Shea Weber and forward Jonathan Drouin took part in the Habs' optional skate Friday.

Both players missed the Habs' 3-0 loss to the Minnesota Wild Thursday. Weber was injured at the end of practice Thursday while Drouin injured his hand Tuesday against the Vegas Golden Knights.

The Canadiens recalled goaltender Zach Fucale from the AHL's Laval Rocket on an emergency basis Friday, as Al Montoya is dealing with an upper-body injury. The team is already without Carey Price, who is dealing with a lower-body injury.

Price was working solo with goalie coach Stephane Waite again ahead of the optional skate. 


Toronto Maple Leafs

Goaltender Frederik Andersen and defenceman Jake Gardiner were back on the ice Friday after taking a maintenance day Thursday. TSN Maple Leafs reporter Kristen Shilton believes Andersen will start Friday night against the Boston Bruins.

Forward Auston Matthews did not take part in the optional skate Friday, marking the fourth day he's missed since playing against the Vegas Golden Knights on Monday night.


Anaheim Ducks

The injuries just continue to pile up for the Anaheim Ducks, who were forced to play AHL-call up Reto Berra on Thursday night when goaltender Ryan Miller left with an lower-body injury. The Ducks were already without John Gibson, who is in the concussion protocol after exiting Tuesday's game following a blow to the head. The Ducks picked up a 4-1 win on Thursday, with Berra stopping all six shots he faced.

Washington Capitals 

Matt Niskanen, Tyler Graovac and Brett Connolly were all on the ice at the Capitals' morning skate according to Isabelle Khurshudyan of The Washington Post. None of them are expected to play tonight against the Pittsburgh Penguins, but Connolly (upper-body injury) may return Sunday, reports Khurshudyan. He was medically cleared to return to action yesterday. 


TSN Game Notes

Most Career GP – Penguins History

Player                          GP

Mario Lemieux            915

Jaromir Jagr                 806

Sidney Crosby            799

Jean Pronovost            753

Evgeni Malkin             723

Rick Kehoe                 722


3PT games this season

Stamkos          TB                   4

Wheeler           WPG               4

Scheifele         WPG               4

Tavares            NYI                 4


Leafs Goal Leaders in November

Player                          G         GP

Connor Brown            4          5

Nazem Kadri               3          5

Tyler Bozak                 2          5

Patrick Marleau           2          5


Teams Yet To Win 2 Straight This Season




NHL (reg+post)

Crosby             vs         Ovechkin

37                    Wins    24

30                    G         38

53                    A         32

83                    P          70

NHL + International

Crosby             vs         Ovechkin

41                    Wins    24

32                    G         38

57                    A         32

89                    P          70

Senators (17P) vs Avalanche (16P) - 2PM (Sweden)

OTT was 2-0-0 vs COL last season, 3GA

COL (8-6-0):

3-1-0 past 4GP, 19GF, 5/14 on PP (lost last)

Barrie (6A) 4 game assist streak

OTT (6-3-5):

1-2-1 past 4GP, 18GA, 8/14 on PK

Duchene (1G, 1A) last 5GP

Bruins (15P) at Maple Leafs (20P) - 7PM

TOR was 4-0-0 vs BOS last season, 18GF

TOR (10-7-0):

won 2 straight, 7GF, 1/6 on PP

Kadri (5G) last 3 home games

BOS (6-5-3):

2-2-2 last 6GP, 16GA, 14/14 on PK

Pastrnak (3G, 2A) 3 game PT streak

Penguins (20P) at Capitals (17P) - 7PM

PIT is 1-0-0 vs WSH this season, winning in WSH. WSH has won 2 of past 3 at home vs PIT(lost last)

WSH (8-7-1):

3-1-0 last 4GP, 11GF, 1/13 on PP

Ovechkin (3G) has scored in 3 straight games

PIT (9-6-2):

2-1-1 last 4GP, 9GF, 4/15 on PP

Kessel (3G, 7A) last 8GP

Panthers (10P) at Sabres (12P) - 7PM

BUF was 2-1-1 vs FLA last season, 2-0-0 at home.

BUF (5-8-2):

2-3-0 last 5GP, 12GF, 1/16 on PP

Kane (3G, 1A) last 4GP

FLA (4-8-2):

0-3-2 last 5GP, 25GA, 15/20 on PK

Huberdeau (2G, 9A) points in 8 of past 9GP

Hurricanes (13P) at Blue Jackets (19P) - 7PM

CBJ are 1-0-0 vs CAR this season, OTW in CAR. CBJ have won 2 straight at home vs CAR

CBJ (9-6-1):

0-2-1 last 3GP, 12GA, 8/12 on PK

Jones (1G, 3A) last 4GP

CAR (5-5-3):

1-2-2 last 5GP, 11GF, 1/14 on PP

Williams (1G, 5A) last 5GP

Islanders (18P) at Stars (16P) - 830PM

NYI were 2-0-0 vs DAL last season, 8GF.

DAL (8-7-0):

3-4-0 last 7GP, 19GF, 8/21 on PP

Benn (1G, 1A) last 5GP

NYI (8-5-2):

1-1-1 last 3GP, 10GF, 4/9 on PP

Bailey (2G, 14A) has PTS in 9 of past 10GP

Jets (19P) at Knights (15P) - 1030PM

First meeting between teams

VGK (9-5-1):

coming off a 1-4-1 road trip, 24GA, 14/19 on PK

Neal (1G, 1A) last 6GP

WPG (8-3-3):

5-0-3 past 8GP, 28GF, 9/26 on PP

Wheeler (1G, 8A) last 3GP