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Ice Chips: Edmundson, Dewar expected to debut for Leafs vs. Canadiens

Joel Edmundson Washington Capitals Joel Edmundson - The Canadian Press

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Defenceman Joel Edmundson and forward Connor Dewar are expected to make their Toronto Maple Leafs debut against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday.

Edmundson, 30, was acquired on Thursday from the Washington Capitals in exchange for two draft picks.

The 6-foot-5 defenceman has a goal and six point in 44 games with the Capitals, averaging 16:26 of ice time.

He was paired with Timothy Liljegren on Toronto's third pairing during Saturday's morning skate.

Dewar, 24, was acquired prior to the trade deadline on Friday from the Minnesota Wild in exchange for prospect Dmitry Ovchinnikov and a draft pick.

The 5-foot-10 centre has 10 goals and 14 points in 57 games this season.

He centred Pontus Holmberg and Ryan Reaves on the team's fourth line during Saturday's morning skate.

The Maple Leafs used these lines during Saturday's morning skate, according to Joshua Kloke of The Athletic:

Bertuzzi - Matthews - Nylander
Domi - Tavares - Jarnkrok
Knies - Kampf - McMann
Holmberg - Dewar - Reaves

Brodie - McCabe
Rielly - Lyubushkin
Edmundson - Liljegren
Benoit - Timmins

Star winger Mitch Marner will not be available to the Maple Leafs on Saturday and is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury, according to Kloke.

Marner scored a goal and skated 20:51 during the Maple Leafs' 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins on Thursday.

The 26-year-old forward has 25 goals and 76 points in 62 games this season.

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens used these lines during Saturday's morning skate prior to their game against the Toronto Maple Leafs:

Caufield - Suzuki - Slafkovsky
Roy - Newhook - Armia
Gallagher - Evans - Anderson
Pezzetta - Harvey-Pinard/Ylonen - Pearson

Matheson - Guhle
Xhekaj - Savard
Struble/Kovacevic - Harris


Winnipeg Jets

The Jets are projected to use these lines when they take on the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday:

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

Morrissey - DeMelo
Dillon - Pionk
Samberg - Schmidt


Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks recalled forward Vasily Podkolzin from the AHL's Abbotsford Canucks on Saturday.

Podkolzin, 22, was assigned to Abbotsford on Friday to make sure he was eligible for the AHL playoffs.

The 6-foot-1 winger was drafted 10th overall by the Canucks in 2019 and appeared in three games in the NHL this season.

Podkolzin has 15 goals and 28 points in 44 games in the AHL this season.

Detroit Red Wings

The Red Wings recalled forward Jonatan Berggren from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday.

Berggren, 23, appeared in nine games with the Red Wings this season, recording two goals and five points.

The 5-foot-11 centre appeared in 67 games during his rookie season last year, registering 15 goals and 28 points.

He has 19 goals and 46 points in 43 games in the AHL this season.

New Jersey Devils

The Devils assigned goaltender Akira Schmid to the AHL's Utica Comets on Saturday.

The move comes a day after the Devils acquired veteran netminder Jake Allen from the Montreal Canadiens and Kaapo Kahkonen from the San Jose Sharks at the trade deadline.

 Schmid, 23, has a 5-9-1 record in 15 starts this season with an ,.895 save percentage and 3.15 goals-against average.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins recalled forward Jonathan Gruden from the AHL's Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins on Saturday.

Gruden, 23, has appeared in nine games in Pittsburgh this season, recording a goal.

The 6-foot centre has 13 goals and 23 points in 41 games in the AHL this season.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks recalled defenceman Jacob MacDonald from the AHL's San Jose Barracuda on Saturday,

MacDonald, 31, appeared in 22 games with the Sharks this season, recording six goals and seven points.

The 6-foot defenceman also has four assists in six games in the AHL this season.

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken assigned defenceman Cale Fleury to the AHL's Coachella Valley Firebirds on Saturday.

Fleury, 25, was recalled prior to the team's 3-0 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Friday but did not dress for the game.

The 6-foot-1 winger has not made an appearance with the Kraken this season and recorded an assist in 12 games in Seattle last year.

He has five goals and 26 points in 54 games with the Firebirds this season.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights recalled forward Brendan Brisson from the AHL's Henderson Silver Knights on Saturday.

Brisson, 22, was drafted 29th overall by the Golden Knights in 2020 and has two goals and six points in 12 games in Vegas this season.

The 6-foot centre also has 13 goals and 28 points in 42 AHL games this season.