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Ice Chips: Devils' Hughes to miss game vs. Maple Leafs

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Edmonton Oilers

Oilers captain Connor McDavid did not practice with his team for a second straight day on Tuesday. 

After practice, head coach Kris Knoblauch told the media that McDavid is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury and has the potential to miss Wednesday's game against the visiting Vegas Golden Knights. 

The 27-year-old has tallied 31 goals and a career-best 99 assists over 74 games this season in Edmonton. 

Forward Dylan Holloway has been recalled from the American Hockey League. 

The 22-year-old has three goals and one assist over 32 games with the Oilers this season and 10 goals with six assists over 18 games with the Bakersfield Condors.

Vancouver Canucks 

Goalie Thatcher Demko, who hasn't played since March 9 with a knee injury, went through extensive drills before Tuesday's optional practice. 

The 28-year-old posted an impressive 34-13-2 record alongside a 2.47 goals-against average and a .917 save percentage over 49 games in a starter's role for the first-place Canucks this season. 

New Jersey Devils

The Devils will be without star centre Jack Hughes for Tuesday's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs as the 22-year-old is sidelined with an upper-body injury. 

Hughes has tallied 27 goals and 47 assists over 62 games in 2023-24, his fifth season in the NHL. 

New Jersey is in desperate need of a win as they are five points behind the Detroit Red Wings for the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference with just four games remaining. 

Forward Nolan Foote is expected to make his season debut on Tuesday after missing time with an upper-body injury. 

Montreal Canadiens 

Forward Christian Dvorak will be back in the lineup tonight when the Habs host the Philadelphia Flyers

The 28-year-old hasn't played since Dec. 30 with a torn pectoral muscle. 

Dvorak has three goals and four assists over 25 games this season 

Ottawa Senators 

Forward Tim Stutzle will miss a second straight game with an upper-body injury on Tuesday against the Florida Panthers

The 22-year-old Stutzle has tallied 18 goals and 52 assists over 75 games with the Sens in 2023-24, his fourth year in the NHL.

Head coach Jacques Martin said Stutzle might be able to return on Thursday against the Tampa Bay Lightning

Philadelphia Flyers

As the Flyers battle for their playoff lives, Samuel Ersson will get the start on Tuesday against the Habs. 

Captain Sean Couturier is expected to play as well after missing the past two games with an upper-body injury. 

Detroit Red Wings 

The Red Wings, another team looking to sneak into the playoffs in the Eastern Conference, will have to wait and see if defenceman Moritz Seider is able to play for Tuesday's important game against the visiting Washington Capitals. 

Seider is battling an illness, but is expected to play, according to head coach Derek Lalonde. 

The 23-year-old German has eight goals and 32 assists over 77 games with the season, his third with the Red Wings. 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Head coach Jon Cooper indicated that forwards Anthony Cirelli and Tanner Jeannot will return to action on Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets. 

Defenceman Haydn Fleury and goalie Jonas Johansson are not expected to play.