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Ice Chips: Oilers' McDavid a game-time decision vs. Golden Knights

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Edmonton Oilers 

Oilers captain Connor McDavid was back on the practice ice Wednesday morning and will be a game-time decision for Edmonton's game against the visiting Vegas Golden Knights. 

McDavid missed practice for a second straight day on Tuesday with head coach Kris Knoblauch telling the media that he is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury.

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

Vancouver Canucks

Centre Elias Lindholm is a likely to play on Wednesday against the Arizona Coyotes after being sidelined since March 23 with a wrist injury.

The 29-year-old has five goal and four assists over 22 games with the Canucks this season since being acquired from the Calgary Flames.

Calgary Flames 

Defenceman Etienne Morin, who played this past junior season with the Moncton Wildcats of the QMJHL, has been re-assigned to the Calgary Wranglers of the American Hockey League for the remainder of the season. 

The 19-year-old Morin, selected in the second round of the 2023 NHL Draft by the Flames, was added to the Wranglers' roster on an ATO. 

Morin scored 12 goals and 37 assists over 58 games with Moncton this season, his third year in the QMJHL. 

The Wranglers, who have already clinched a playoff spot, have four games remaining in the AHL regular season. 

Detroit Red Wings

In a fight for their playoff lives, the Red Wings recalled centre Zach Aston-Reese from the Grand Rapids Griffins of the American Hockey League under emergency conditions. 

The 29-year-old American has appeared in just one game with the Red Wings this season after recording 14 points over 77 games with the Toronto Maple Leafs in 2022-23. 

Aston-Reese has 14 goals and 15 assists over 59 games in the AHL this season. 

Later Wednesday, the Red Wings announced that forward Andrew Copp has a broken cheek bone and will miss Thursday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. 

The 29-year-old Copp has 13 goals and 20 assists over 77 games with the Wings this season, his second in Detroit. 

Detroit dropped a crucial game to the Washington Capitals on Tuesday and are now one point behind the Caps for the second Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference with four games remaining. 

Pittsburgh Penguins

Defenceman Radim Zohorna has been recalled from the minors while forward Sam Poulin has been re-assigned to the AHL.

Zohorna, 27, has four goals and three assists over 31 games with the Pens in 2023-24, adding nine goals and 16 assists in 29 AHL games. 

With four games left on their schedule, Pittsburgh is also one point behind the Capitals for the last Wild Card spot in the Eastern Conference and three points behind the red-hot New York Islanders for the third playoff spot in the Metropolitan Division. 

Florida Panthers 

The organization agreed to terms on a two-year entry-level contract with defenceman Mikulas Hovorka.

The 22-year-old scored five goals and 11 assists over 51 games in the Czech Extraliga league this season. 

New Jersey Devils

Forward Graeme Clarke has been recalled from the AHL with forward Brian Halonen being sent down. 

Goalie Akira Schmid was also sent down. 

Minnesota Wild

Forward Liam Ohgren was recalled from the Iowa Wild of the AHL.