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Toronto Maple Leafs
Auston Matthews left the ice before Leafs practice began.
"No real update other than he just wasn't feeling great today coming off the game yesterday so just take the rest of the day here today and see how he is for tomorrow," said head coach Sheldon Keefe. "I'll have an update in the morning."
There was no update on how long Joe Thornton will be out.
"He's definitely going to miss some time," Keefe said. "It's not a day-to-day thing."
Here's how they skated during the brief 20-minute workout:
Vesey - Brooks* - Marner
Nylander - Tavares - Hyman
Mikheyev - Kerfoot - Simmonds
Barabanov - Engvall - Spezza
Rielly - Brodie
Muzzin - Holl
Sandin - Bogosian
Dermott - Lehtonen
* Placeholder for Matthews
The team recalled defenecman Ville Heinola and forward Kristian Vesalainen from the taxi squad and Heinola confirmed he will play Thursday.
Winnipeg Jets winger Patrik Laine was not on the ice for Thursday's pregame skate after being labelled as doubtful to face the Ottawa Senators by head coach Paul Maurice on Wednesday.
Laine skated on his own for roughly 10 minutes before Wednesday's optional skate, but did not participate in the group session. He appears set to miss a third straight game on Thursday.
Head coach Dave Tippett said forward James Neal is a possibility for Friday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs and that the team will evaluate again tomorrow.
Neal has yet to play this season.
Linus Ullmark said he missed the last two games after his father passed away.
Top prospect Bowen Byram will make his National Hockey League debut for the Colorado Avalanche Thursday against the Los Angeles Kings. Newly acquired defenceman Greg Pateryn and goalie Hunter Miska will also be making their Avs debut Thursday.
Byram was selected fourth overall by the Avalanche in the 2019 NHL Draft.
Columbus Blue Jackets
Joonas Korpisalo will start in goal for the Blue Jackets Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Forward Mikael Granlund is expected to practise Thursday, according to GM David Poile. The veteran could make his season debut Sunday. - The Athletic
The team has recalled forwards Michael McCarron and Philip Tomasino and defenceman Ben Harpur to the taxi squad from their AHL affiliate.
New York Rangers
Forward Mika Zibanejad was on the ice for practice Thursday after missing Wednesday with upper- and lower-body injuries.
F Morgan Barron and D Matthew Robertson have been assigned from the team's taxi squad to their AHL affiliate Hartford Wolfpack.
Forward Morgan Frost suffered a dislocated left shoulder and is out indefinitely. He has been placed on Injured Reserve. We will provide further details about his return to play timeline in the near future.
Defenceman Philippe Myers suffered a fractured rib and is considered week-to-week.
Head coach Alain Vigneault said defenceman Shayne Gostisbehere skated Wednesday on his own and is expected to be back with the main group next practice. - The Athletic
Head coach Mike Sullivan said Marcus Pettersson is week-to-week while Juuso Riikola will be out "longer term."
Tampa Bay Lightning
Head coach Jon Cooper said forward Blake Coleman is available to play Thursday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. Coleman had previously been on the COVID-19 related protocol list.
The team has recalled goalie Craig Anderson from the taxi squad and added prospect Connor McMichael to the taxi squad.
Head coach Peter Laviolette said McMichael won't play Friday but could be in the mix going forward.
Thursday's practice lines: