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Ice Chips: Anderson returns for Habs against Bruins

Josh Anderson Montreal Canadiens Josh Anderson - The Canadian Press

Keep updated on all the injury news and roster updates from around the NHL with daily Ice Chips.

Montreal Canadiens 

Forward Josh Anderson, who has missed the last four games due to a lower-body injury, will return to the Habs' lineup on Saturday in Boston against the Bruins. 

The 29-year-old has seven goals and five assists over 41 games for Montreal this season. 


Samuel Montembeault will get the start in net. 

The Canadiens are coming off a 6-2 defeat to the last-place Ottawa Senators on Thursday. 

Ottawa Senators

Centre Josh Norris has missed four straight games with an upper-body injury suffered against the Calgary Flames last week, but is expected to return to the lineup for Saturday afternoon's game against the visiting Winnipeg Jets. 

The 24-year-old, selected 19th overall by the Sens in the 2017 NHL Draft, has 12 goals and eight assists over 33 games in 2023-24, his fifth year playing in the nation's capital. 

Edmonton Oilers 

The Oilers recalled forward Dylan Holloway from the American Hockey League and reassigned forward James Hamblin.

The 22-year-old Holloway has played 14 games with the Oilers this season, recording one goal. 

Edmonton will look to extend their winning to 13 games on Saturday in Calgary against the rival Flames. 

Projected lineup vs. Flames on Saturday: 

RNH - McDavid - Hyman 
Kane - Draisaitl - Foegele
Janmark - McLeod - Ryan
Gagner - Holloway - Brown

Nurse - Ceci
Ekholm - Bouchard 
Kulak - Desharnais


Calgary Flames

Rookie right winger Matt Coronato has been recalled from the AHL.

The 21-year-old, who was selected 13th overall by the the Flames in 2021, leads the AHL's Calgary Wranglers in scoring with 12 goals and 17 assists over 27 games this season. 

Coronato has a goal and an assist over 11 games with the Flames this season after appearing in one game last year. 

In net, it appears regular starter Jacob Markstrom will get a night off in favour of Daniel Vladar.

Forward Dillon Dube did not attend the morning skate on Saturday ahead of their game against the red-hot Oilers. Forward Adam Klapka will make his NHL debut. The 23-year-old has scored 10 goals with 11 assists over 33 games in the AHL this season. 

Flames' Projected Lines


Huberdeau Lindholm Sharangovich 
Zary Kadri Coronato
Mangiapane Backlund Coleman
Greer Ruzicka Klapka


Andersson Weegar
Hanifin Tanev
Oesterle DeSimone



San Jose Sharks

Forward Logan Couture will make his season debut against the Anaheim Ducks Saturday after being sidelined with a hip/groin injury since training camp, Sheng Peng reports.

Couture, 34, has played his entire NHL career with the Sharks dating back to the 2009-10 campaign and has registered 323 goals and 377 assists in 927 regular-season games.

The Sharks currently sit last in the overall NHL standings with a record of 10-31-4.

Boston Bruins

The Boston Bruins will have four regulars return to the lineup against the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday, the team said.

Goalie Linus Ullmark is back in action after missing 10 days with a lower-body injury.

Forwards Brandon Carlo and Matt Poitras as well as defenceman Derek Forbort will also return.

The Bruins lead the Atlantic Division with a record of 27-8-9.