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Ice Chips: Ducks' Zegras set for return to lineup

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Anaheim Ducks 

Ducks forward Trevor Zegras will return to the lineup on Saturday against the visiting Seattle Kraken after missing the past 20 games with a lower-body injury. 

The 22-year-old American has one goal and one assist over just 12 games this season, his fourth in Anaheim since the Ducks selected him ninth overall in the 2019 NHL Draft. 

Zegras had a career season in 2022-23, scoring 23 goals and 42 assists over 81 games. 

Columbus Blue Jackets 

Veteran defenceman Damon Severson skated with the Blue Jackets during their morning skate on Saturday as the prepare to host the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Severson, who hasn't played since Nov. 19 with an oblique injury, was taking line rushes with Ivan Provorov, indicating he'll likely return against the Leafs on Saturday. 

The 29-year-old native of Melville, Sask., has scored three goals and five assists with the Blue Jackets in 2023-24, his first season in Columbus and 10th in the NHL .

Severson inked an eight-year, $50 million extension with New Jersey Devils last summer before he was sent to Columbus in a sign-and-trade deal. 

Tampa Bay Lightning 

Defenceman Mikhail Sergachev won't be in the lineup on Saturday against the Capitals as he did not make the trip to Washington due to a lower-body injury.

Sergachev was injured Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues when he blocked a shot in the opening period.

Minnesota Wild

Wild captain Jared Spurgeon skated with his team Saturday morning, but will not be in the lineup for their game against the Boston Bruins.

The 34-year-old has missed the last five games due to a lower-body injury. Fellow defenceman Jake Lucchini will make his team debut on Saturday. 

Spurgeon has spent his entire 14-year career in Minnesota, scoring 110 goals and adding 273 assists over 864 games. He has 29 points in 67 playoff games. 

Veteran goalie Marc-Andre Fleury will start in net. 

Boston Bruins

Defenceman Ian Mitchell was recalled from the AHL on an emergency basis on Saturday. 

The 24-year-old has two assists over 12 games with the Bruins this season.

Detroit Red Wings

Goalie Alex Lyon was placed on the injured reserve with the move being retroactive to Dec. 16. The Red Wings also recalled defenceman Simon Edvinsson from the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins.