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Goaltender Carey Price skated on Wednesday in full equipment, according to TSN's John Lu.
Canadiens head coach Dominique Ducharme said that this is not Price's first time in full equipment and is only doing light skating for now.
Ducharme added that Price will not return before Christmas.
Price, 34, has not played this season after spending time in the NHL/NHLPA player assistance program.
The Anahim Lake, B.C. native had a 12-7-5 record last season with a .901 save percentage and 2.64 GAA.
Forward Christian Dvorak will not take part in practice Wednesday after exiting Tuesday's loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning in the second period with a lower-body injury.
Ducharme said after the 3-2 loss that Dvorak would be reevaluated on Wednesday.
The team recalled forward Jesse Ylönen from the Laval Rocket with Dvorak sidelined.
The 25-year-old Dvorak has five goals and 12 points in 27 games this season.
The Canadiens used these lines at practice on Wednesday:
Hoffman - Suzuki - Drouin
Lehkonen - Poehling - Evans
Perreault - Dauphin - Caufield
Pezzetta - Paquette - Ylonen
Chiarot - Savard
Romanov - Wideman
Kulak - Clague
St. Louis Blues
The Blues have recalled forward Nathan Walker on an emergency basis from the AHL's Springfield Thunderbirds, the team announced on Wednesday.
Walker, 27, has six goals and 17 points in 19 games this season with the Thunderbirds.
The Australia native has three goals and five points in 25 games in his NHL career.
The Blues have signed goaltender Jon Gillies to a one-year two-way contract the team announced on Wednesday.
Gillies, 27, has a 3-1-0 record in the AHL this season with a .939 save percentage and 1.76 GAA while playing for the Providence Bruins and the Lehigh Valley Phantoms.
The 6-foot-6 Concord N.H. native last played in the NHL with the Calgary Flames where he had a 4-5-1 record with a .903 save percentage and 2.71 GAA.
Goaltender Ville Husso and defenceman Jake Walman will not be available for Thursday's game against the Detroit Red Wings, according to general manager Doug Armstrong.
Both players were injured during Tuesday's 4-3 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers where Husso left with a lower-body injury and Walman left with an upper-body injury.
Husso, 26, has a 3-2-1 record this season with a .929 save percentage and 2.33 GAA.
Walman, 25, has a goal and three points in 16 games this season.
The Blackhawks have recalled forwards Mike Hardman and Philipp Kurashev from the AHL's Rockford Icehogs on Wednesday.
Kurashev, 22, has two goals and three points in three games with the Icehogs and five assists in 19 games with the Blackhawks this season.
Hardman, 22, has two assists in two games with the Icehogs this and two assists in 17 games with the Blackhawks this season.
In a corresponding move, the Blackhawks have assigned defencemen Wyatt Kalynuk and Ian Mitchell to the Icehogs.
Mitchell, 22, has one assist in five games with the Blackhawks and two goals and seven points in 15 games with the Icehogs this season.
Kalynuk, 24, did not register a point in three games with the Blackhawks and has a goal and three points in four games with the Icehogs this season.
Forward MacKenzie Entwistle has been activated from injured reserve and assigned to the Icehogs on Wednesday.
Entwistle, 22, suffered an ankle injury during a 2-1 overtime victory over the Nashville Predators on Nov. 7.
Entwistle has two goals and three points in 12 games this season with the Blackhawks.
Forward Jujhar Khaira was released from hospital on Wednesday but there is no timeline for his recovery.
The 27-year-old was stretchered off the ice during Tuesday's 6-2 loss to the New York Rangers after an open ice hit by Jacob Trouba.
Khaira has two goals in 17 games this season.
Defenceman Mark Giordano returned to practice on Wednesday after missing six games while on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list.
Giordano, 38, has three goals and seven points in 19 games this season.
The Kraken went 3-2-1 in their captain's absence.
Additionally, forward Kole Lind has been assigned to the AHL's Charlotte Checkers to make room for Giordano, according to head coach Dave Hakstol.
Lind, 23, had one assist in three games this season.
Forward Colin Blackwell has been put on the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list, according to Hakstol.
Blackwell, 28, two goals and three points in eight games this season.
Forward Derick Brassard is expected to return to the Flyers lineup on Wednesday when they take on the New Jersey Devils.
Brassard, 34, was injured during the Flyer's 2-1 overtime loss to the Florida Panthers on Nov. 24 with a hip injury and has missed the team's last five games.
The Flyers have a record of 0-5-0 in his absence.
The Hull, Que. native has four goals and 11 points this season.
Carter Hart will start in net on Wednesday against the Devils.
Hart, 23, has a 5-7-3 record this season with a .911 save percentage and 2.95 GAA.
Darcy Kuemper will start in net against the New York Rangers on Wednesday.
The 31-year old has a 9-5-0 record this season with a .903 save percentage and 2.84 GAA.
Kuemper has not played since Nov. 26 due to an upper-body injury.
The Avalanche have a 3-1-1 record in his absence.
The Avalanche have placed forward Jayson Megna on waivers on Wednesday, according to TSN Hockey Insider Chris Johnston.
Megna, 31, has three assists in 20 games this season.
The Avalanche have assigned goaltender Justus Annunen to the AHL's Colorado Eagles.
Annunen, 21, appeared in two games where he had a 1-0-1 record with a .863 save percentage and 4.34 GAA.
Defencemen Brett Pesce and Tony DeAngelo have been taken off the NHL's COVID-19 protocol list and can resume hockey activities on Wednesday.
However, the two defencemen will not join the Hurricanes during their four-game Western Canada road trip.
Pesce and DeAngelo were placed in the COVID protocol on Nov. 29 and have missed the Hurricanes last four games.
Pesce, 27, has a goal and seven points in 15 games this season.
DeAngelo, 26, has four goals and 19 points in 20 games this season.
The Hurricanes are 2-2-0 in their absence.
Detroit Red Wings
Defenceman Gustav Lindstrom will not play during their two-game road trip in St. Louis and Colorado on Thursday and Friday, according to head coach Jeff Blashill.
The 23-year-old suffered a lower body injury during the Red Wing's 4-3 overtime victory against the New York Islanders on Dec. 4 and has already missed one additional game.
Lindstrom has four assists in 19 games this season.
The Senators have re-assigned defenceman Lassi Thomson to the AHL's Belleville Senators on Wednesday.
Thomson, 21, has three assists in 10 games in Ottawa and a goal and two points in six games with Belleville this season.
Forward Jake Guentzel is considered to be week-to-week with an upper-body injury, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.
Guentzel, 27, took a puck off his hand during the Penguins' 6-1 victory over the Seattle Kraken on Monday but was able to finish the game.
The Omaha, Neb. native has 15 goals and 27 points in 24 games this season.
Los Angeles Kings
The Kings have recalled forward Jaret Anderson-Dolan from the AHL's Ontario Reign on Wednesday.
Anderson-Dolan, 22, has five goals and 13 points in 16 games with the Reign this season.
The Calgary, Alta. native had seven goals and 11 points in 34 games with the Kings last season.
Defenceman Charlie McAvoy will return to the line up on Wednesday against the Vancouver Canucks, according to Fluto Shinzawa of The Athletic.
McAvoy, 23, missed Saturday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning due to a non-COVID related illness,
The Long Beach, N.Y. native has three goals and 14 points in 20 games this season.
Jeremy Swayman will be in net when the Bruins take on the Canucks on Wednesday, according to Shinzawa.
Swayman, 23, has a 7-4-1 record this season with a .918 save percentage and 2.26 GAA.
Braden Holtby will be in net on Wednesday against the Vegas Golden Knights, according to head coach Rick Bowness.
Holtby, 32, has a 5-4-1 record this season with a .928 save percentage an a 2.18 GAA.
Forward Michael Raffl will return to the lineup on Wednesday after missing a game due to a non-COVID related illness.
Raffl, 33, has two goals and six points in 21 games this season.
The Stars used these lines in Wednesday's morning skate:
Robertson - Hintz - Pavelski
Peterson - Benn - Radulov
Raffl - Raksa - Seguin
Kiviranta - Glendening - Gurianov
Suter - Klingberg
Lindell - Heiskanen
Sekera - Hakanpää
New York Islanders
The Islanders have placed forward Anatolii Golyshev on unconditional waivers on Wednesday, according to TSN Hockey Insider Chris Johnston.
Golyshev, 26, has not appeared in any games for the Islanders this season and has five goals and seven points in 15 games with the AHL's Bridgeport Islanders.
The Jets have recalled defenceman Ville Heinola from the AHL's Manitoba Moose on Wednesday.
Heinola, 20, has two goals and 14 points in 18 games with the Moose this season.
Heinola has one goal and five points in his 13-game NHL career.