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Ice Chips: Matthews, Brodie expected to return to Leafs lineup vs. Rangers

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Forward Auston Matthews and defenceman T.J. Brodie are expected back in the lineup when the Maple Leafs take on the New York Rangers on Tuesday, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe.

Matthews and Brodie both missed Saturday's 7-0 win over the Pittsburgh Penguins due to illness.

Brodie, 33, has six assists in 27 games this season.

Matthews, 26, is tied for the league lead with 23 goals to go along with his 35 points in 27 games.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers are expected to use these lines for their matchup against the New York Islanders on Tuesday.

Kane - McDavid - Hyman
Nugent-Hopkins - Draisaitl - Foegele
Janmark - McLeod - Brown
Gagner - Hamblin - Ryan

Nurse - Ceci
Ekhom - Bouchard
Kulak -Desharnais


Winnipeg Jets

Forward Rasmus Kupari joined the Jets' optional skate on Tuesday in a non-contact jersey, according to TSN's John Lu.

Kupari, 23, has been out of the lineup since Nov. 14 with a shoulder injury.

The 6-foot-2 forward was acquired by the Jets, along with Gabriel Vilardi and Alex Iafallo, in a deal that sent centre Pierre-Luc Dubois to the Los Angeles Kings.

Kupari has an assist in 15 games this season.

Boston Bruins

Forward Pavel Zacha is expected to return to the Bruins lineup on Tuesday while defenceman Charlie McAvoy will "most likely" be in the lineup, according to head coach Jim Montgomery.

Zacha, 26, missed the last three games with an upper-body injury.

The 6-foot-4 centre has eight goals and 19 points in 26 games.

McAvoy, 25, missed the Bruins last four games with an upper-body injury.

The 6-foot-1 defenceman has three goals and 17 points in 21 games this season.

Buffalo Sabres

Forward Jack Quinn will make his season debut on Tuesday against the Columbus Blue Jackets, according to head coach Don Granato.

Quinn, 22, has been recovering from surgery after sustaining an Achilles tendon injury in June.

The 6-foot-1 forward had 14 goals and 37 points in 75 games last season.

The Sabres assigned defenceman Jacob Bryson to the AHL's Rochester Americans on Tuesday.

Carolina Hurricanes

Winger Andrei Svechnikov is questionable to return to the lineup on Tuesday against the Vegas Golden Knights, according to team reporter Walt Ruff.

Svechnikov, 23, has been out of the lineup since  Dec. 6 with an upper-body injury/

The 6-foot-2 winger has a goal and 11 point in 16 games this season.

Additionally, Pyotr Kochetkov is expected to be in net against the Golden Knights on Tuesday.

Kochetkov, 24, has a 6-6-2 record with a .894 save percentage and 2.62 goals-against average this season.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Defenceman Damon Severson travelled with the club and participated in the team's morning skate prior to their game against the Buffalo Sabres, according to team reporter Jeff Svoboda.

Severson, 29, has been out of the lineup since Nov. 19 with an oblique injury.

The 6-foot-2 defenceman has three goals and eight points in 19 games this season.

Severson signed an eight-year, $50 million deal with the Blue Jackets in the off-season.

Detroit Red Wings

Forward Klim Kostin was placed on injured reserve after sustaining an injury during the Red Wings' 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Monday.

Kostin, 24, sustained an upper-body injury after colliding with Ducks defenceman Radko Gudas in the second period.

The 6-foot-4 centre had just returned to the line up two days earlier after missing four games with an undisclosed injury.

Kostin has two goals and three points in 23 games this season after signing a two-year, $4 million deal with the Red Wings in the off-season.

The Red Wings recalled forward Austin Czarnik from the AHL's Grand Raids Griffins in a corresponding move.

Head coach Derek Lalonde expects Kostin and goaltender Ville Husso to be out week-to-week, while goaltender Alex Lyon will be out until "at least after Christmas".

Husso, 28, left Monday's loss in the first period with a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-3 netminder has a 9-5-2 record with a .893 save percentage and 3.53 goals-against average this season.

Lyon, 31, was injured during the Red Wings' 1-0 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Saturday with a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-1 goaltender signed a one-year, $900,000 deal with the Red Wings in the off-season.

Lyon has a 7-4-3 record with a .932 save percentage and 2.14 goals-against average this season.

Florida Panthers

The Panthers assigned winger Justin Sourdif to the AHL Charlotte Checkers on Tuesday.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins assigned forward Vinnie Hinostroza and defenceman Ryan Shea to the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Tuesday,

San Jose Sharks

Captain Logan Couture participated in the team's morning skate as part of his first on-ice team activities this season, according to Sheng Peng of Sharks on NBC.

Couture, 34, missed the entire pre-season and has been out the entire season with a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-1 forward recorded 27 goals and 67 points in 82 games last season.

Washington Capitals

The Capitals recalled forwards Ivan Miroshnichenko and Hendrix Lapierre from the AHL's Hershey Bears on Tuesday.

Miroshnichenko, 19, was drafted 20th overall by the Capitals in the 2022 draft and has eight goals and 15 points in 27 games with the Bears this season.

Lapierre, 21, was drafted 22nd overall by the Capitals in the 2020 draft and has two goals and eight points in 11 games in the AHL.

Winger T.J. Oshie has been placed on injured reserve with a lower-body injury, according to Tarik El-Bashir of Monumental Sports Network.

Oshie, 36, missed Sunday's 2-1 shootout win over the Carolina Hurricanes with a lower-body injury.

The recently returned from a six-game absence on Dec. 9 with an upper-body injury.

Oshie has two goals and four points in 21 games this season.

Forward Max Pacioretty was wearing a normal practice jersey on Tuesday, indicating he has been cleared for contact, according to El-Bashir.

Pacioretty, 35, only played two games last season with the Carolina Hurricanes after he tore his Achilles for the second time in two season.

The 6-foot-2 winger signed a one-year, $2 million deal with the Capitals in the off-season.

Washington assigned defenceman Lucas Johansen to the Bears on Tuesday.