Ice Chips: Leafs to start Kallgren vs. Coyotes
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Toronto Maple Leafs
Toronto will turn to Erik Kallgren in net Monday night against the Arizona Coyotes as he makes his season debut at the NHL level.
Erik Kallgren is the first goalie off the ice at Leafs skate— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) October 17, 2022
Projects to start against Coyotes tonight @TSN_Edge
The 26-year-old has appeared in one game with the AHL's Toronto Marlies this season, stopping 16 of 18 shots. In 14 games with the Maple Leafs last season, Kallgren was 8-4-1 with a .888 save percentage and a goals-against average of 3.31.
Goaltender Matt Murray was placed on the long-term injured reserve list over the weekend with an adductor injury that is expected to keep him out about one month.
Forward William Nylander missed practice Sunday with an illness but head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters the 26-year-old should be ready too go Monday night. Keefe mentioned Toronto's lineup will be the same as Saturday other than Kallgren starting in net.
Assuming there are no unexpected changes, forward Ilya Mikheyev is expected to be in the lineup Tuesday and make his Vancouver Canucks debut, tweets TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger.
Assuming there are no unexpected setbacks, the Canucks should have Ilya Mikheyev in their lineup tomorrow in Columbus.— Darren Dreger (@DarrenDreger) October 17, 2022
Mikheyev suffered a lower-body injury during the Canucks' split-squad preseason opener in late September and was originally considered week to week.
The 28-year-old joined the Canucks in the off-season after recording 21 goals and 11 assists for 32 points in 53 regular season games for the Maple Leafs last season.
The Oilers will start Stuart Skinner in net Tuesday against the Buffalo Sabres, tweets Tony Brar of Oilers TV.
Stuart Skinner will start Tuesday vs. Buffalo. #Oilers— Tony Brar (@TonyBrarOTV) October 17, 2022
Jack Campbell was shelled Saturday against the Calgary Flames, allowing four goals on seven shots. In two games this season, the Oilers' big off-season addition has a .851 save percentage and a 5.98 goals-against average.
Skinner relived Campbell Saturday and stopped all 31 shots he faced in a narrow 4-3 loss.
This is Skinner's third season with the Oilers after being selected in the third round (No. 78 overall) in the 2017 NHL Draft.
Forward Evgeny Kuznetsov will be a game-time decision Monday night against the Vancouver Canucks, the team announced.
According to The Athletic's Tarik El-Bashir, Kuznetsov did not participate in Sunday's optional skate. The Caps did not disclose what type of injury Kuznetsov is dealing with.
Kuznetsov will not skate this morning and will be a game-time decision vs. VAN, per the #Caps. He did not participate in yesterday’s (very) optional practice, which isn’t odd.— Tarik El-Bashir (@Tarik_ElBashir) October 17, 2022
He has zero goals and one assist in three games played so far this season, his 10th with the Caps.
The Canadiens will be without goaltender Jake Allen (parental leave) for Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Canadiens have loaned defenseman Corey Schueneman to the Laval Rocket and recalled goaltender Cayden Primeau. Jake Allen (parental leave) will be unavailable for tonight's game.— Canadiens Montréal (@CanadiensMTL) October 17, 2022
Samuel Montembeault started Saturday against the Washington Capitals, allowing three goals on 29 shots in the 3-1 defeat. According to the team, he is expected to start again Monday.
The Habs indicated that No. 1 overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky will play on the fourth line Monday alongside Jake Evans and Mike Hoffman. He had previously been grouped with Josh Anderson and Kirby Dach on the third line.
Meanwhile, Montreal announced goaltender Cayden Primeau and defenceman Corey Schuneman have been recalled from the AHL's Laval Rocket.
The Jets will roll out the same lineup as their season-opening win against the New York Rangers last Thursday, tweets team reporter Jamie Thomas.
Here are the expected lines:
Detroit Red Wings
The team announced that forward Tyler Bertuzzi will miss between four and six weeks with an upper-body injury.
Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body) will be out 4-6 weeks. Jakub Vrana (personal reasons) will be unavailable tonight.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) October 17, 2022
He left Saturday's win over the New Jersey Devils in the second period after blocking a shot. The 27-year-old has one assist in two games so far this season.
Meanwhile, Detroit also announced that winger Jakub Vrana will miss Monday's game against the Los Angeles Kings due to personal reasons.
Head coach D.J. Smith told reporters that defenceman Thomas Chabot is fine after being knocked down during a drill at Monday's skate.
The 25-year-old went down briefly but resumed participation shortly after, though he was the first off the ice after practice.
Chabot went down briefly after being hit in a drill. Got back in the action but was first off the ice after practice. pic.twitter.com/iiuDWWO1AM— TSN 1200 (@TSN1200) October 17, 2022
He has one assist in two games so far this season, his seventh with Ottawa after being selected No. 18 overall in 2015.
No. 4 overall pick Shane Wright will return to the lineup Monday against the Carolina Hurricanes, head coach Dave Hakstol announced.
Wright did not play in each of Seattle's next two games and totalled just 6:14 of ice time in the season-opener.
Meanwhile, Hakstol also said that Philipp Grubauer will start in net Monday.
The Panthers will start Sergei Bobrovsky in net Monday night against the Bruins in Boston, head coach Paul Maurice announced.
Per Coach Maurice, it’ll be Sergei Bobrovsky in net tonight against Boston.— Florida Panthers (@FlaPanthers) October 17, 2022
The Russian netminder stopped 32 of 33 shots in Florida's win against the New York Islanders last Thursday, his only start of the season thus far.
The Sabres announced they have loaned forward Matej Pekar to the AHL's Rochester Americans.
We have loaned forward Matej Pekar to @AmerksHockey.— Buffalo Sabres (@BuffaloSabres) October 17, 2022
The 22-year-old has yet to make his regular season debut at either the AHL or NHL level. He was a fourth-round pick (No. 94 overall) by the club in 2018.
Head coach Mike Sullivan told reporters that Casey DeSmith will start in net Monday against the Canadiens.
Coach Sullivan says that Casey DeSmith will get the start tonight against Montreal. pic.twitter.com/UaPqCXc2Fo— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) October 17, 2022
The 31-year-old has yet to make his season debut. This his fifth campaign with the Pens.
Tampa Bay Lightning
The Lightning have recalled defenceman Nick Perbix from the AHL's Syracuse Crunch, it was announced on Monday.
The 24-year-old has appeared in two AHL games this season and has yet to make his NHL debut.
In 12 AHL contests in 2021-22, Perbix had two goals and six assists for eight points.