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Ice Chips: Red Wings' Kane activated off IR


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Detroit Red Wings

Forward Patrick Kane has been activated off the injured reserve and is expected to be in the lineup this afternoon against the Vancouver Canucks

The 35-year-old has missed the last seven games with a lower-body injury after getting hurt in the first period against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 14.

After signing a one-year, $2.75 million contract as unrestricted free agent on Nov. 28, Kane has seven goals and 16 points in 19 games with Detroit this season. 

Ottawa Senators

Defenceman Jake Sanderson is not on the ice this morning for the Senators and will not play tonight against the Ottawa Senators. Travis Hamonic will take his spot in the lineup. 

Sanderson was injured on Jan. 31 in Ottawa's 3-2 overtime win over Detroit. Head coach Jacques Martin says the team they hope to have Sanderson resume skating some time next week.

The 21-year-old has seven goals and 24 points in 47 games this season. 

Martin also says goaltender Anton Forsberg (groin) isn't ready to play yet and needs a couple more practices. He will not dress as the backup tonight. 

Sens lines vs. Toronto per Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch:



Korpisalo starters end

Winnipeg Jets

Goaltender Connor Hellebuyck gets the start tonight as the Jets take on the Pittsburgh Penguins

Jets' lines vs. Penguins per TSN's John Lu:

Connor - Scheifele - Ehlers
Perfetti - Monahan - Vilardi
Niederreiter - Lowry - Appleton
Barron - Namestnikov - Iafallo

Morrissey - DeMelo
Samberg - Pionk
Stanley - Schmidt


Philadelphia Flyers

Goaltender Cal Petersen gets the net tonight against the Seattle Kraken for his third start of the season. 

He last played on Jan. 27 in relief of Samuel Ersson, stopping 12 of 14 shots in a 6-2 loss to the Boston Bruins

Petersen is 1-1 in three appearances this season with an .889 save percentage and 3.38 goals-against average. 

St. Louis Blues

Joel Hofer will get the start tonight in net against the Buffalo Sabres, per The Athletic's Jeremy Rutherford. 

The 23-year-old is 9-8-0 in 18 appearances this season with a .909 save percentage and 2.89 GAA. 

Rutherford also notes that Kasperi Kapanen and Calle Rosen are in the lineup tonight with Tyler Tucker and Nikita Alexandrov sitting out.