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Ice Chips: Eichel returns to ice in non-contact jersey

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Vegas Golden Knights 

Golden Knights forward Jack Eichel returned to the ice Tuesday sporting a red, non-contract jersey, the team shared. 

Eichel last played against the Boston Bruins on Jan. 11, when he tallied a pair of points in the Golden Knights' 2-1 win. 

The 27-year-old suffered a lower-body injury in the game and would later have to undergo surgery. 

The North Chelmsford, Mass., native recorded 19 goals and 44 points in 42 games prior to being sidelined. 

Toronto Maple Leafs 

Timothy Liljegren will not dress for the Maple Leafs against the Golden Knights, head coach Sheldon Keefe announced Tuesday.

Liljegren, 24, was also absent from the team's practice on Monday. 

The Kristianstad, Sweden, native has a pair of goals and 16 points in 40 games with the Maple Leafs this season, his fifth with the club since being drafted 17th overall in 2017.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers have placed defenceman Rasmus Ristolainen on injured reserve (upper body) and have recalled forward Bobby Brink from Lehigh Valley Phantoms, the team announced. 

Ristolainen, 29, last played on Feb. 10 against the Seattle Kraken, logging 15:26 minutes of ice time in the Flyers' 3-2 win. 

The Finnish-born blueliner has one goal and four points in 31 games for the Flyers.

The Flyers also announced that defenceman Jamie Drysdale is week-to-week with an upper-body injury and that he will be re-evaluated in two weeks. Drysdale was injured on a hit from Pittsburgh penguins' Jansen Harkins on Sunday. 

Forward Travis Konecny is day-to-day with an upper-body injury.

Calgary Flames

The Flames lineup at Tuesday's practice:




Andrei Kuzmenko was sick on Saturday and was taken back to Calgary, reports TSN's Salim Valji. He skated both Monday and Tuesday but head coach Ryan Huska says he is still not 100 per cent.

Montreal Canadiens 

Canadiens head coach Martin St-Louis announced that Jayden Struble will not dress tonight against the Arizona Coyotes.

 The 22-year-old from Rhode Island has three goals and seven points in 39 games. 

St. Louis Blues 

Native Winnipegger Joel Hofer is set to start against his hometown Jets on Tuesday night, the Blues announced.

Hofer, 23, was drafted by the Blues with the 107th overall pick in the 2018 draft and is in the midst of his third season with the Blues, making 26 starts and posting a 14-11-1 record. 

The former Portland Winterhawk is sporting a 2.80 GAA and a .913 save percentage.