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Ice Chips: Scheifele (illness) skating after late scratch vs. Preds

Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele - The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets

Jets forward Mark Scheifele skated Friday morning ahead of their game against the Anaheim Ducks Friday night after being a late scratch against the Nashville Predators with an illness, according to TSN's John Lu.

 Scheifele played 19:50 and had an assist in the Jets’ 3-0 victory over the Washington Capitals on Monday.

The 30-year-old has appeared in 58 games this season for the Jets and posted 19 goals and 38 assists with a plus-20 rating.

The Kitchener, Ont., native was selected seventh overall in the 2011 NHL Draft by the Jets and has spent his entire 781-game career with the team.

He has 291 goals and 411 assists in the NHL.

Lu also adds that Vladislav Namestnikov skated Friday morning as well after not participating on 

Jets head coach Rick Bowness also announced Gabriel Vilardi is receiving treatment for an enlarged spleen and will be out indefinitely.

The 24-year-old from Kingston has 16 goals and 30 points in 34 games for the Jets this season.

The Jets also announced Friday they have traded forward Wyatt Bongiovanni to the Senators in exchange for future considerations.

Bongiovanni has eight goals and 15 points in 34 games for the Manitoba Moose of the AHL this season. 

The 24-year-old Missouri native was signed by the Jets as a free agent in 2022.

Toronto Maple Leafs 

Leafs forward Mitch Marner remained absent from practice on Friday after TSN's Darren Dreger reported that Marner is dealing with a high-ankle sprain.

Marner has yet to skate since he suffered the injury in last Thursday's 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins. The Maple Leafs have earned wins over the Montreal Canadiens and Philadelphia Flyers in his absence. 

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

TSN's Mark Masters reports that Ilya Lyubushkin was also absent.

Lyubushkin, 29, began the season with the Anaheim Ducks before being acquired by the Maple Leafs ahead of the trade deadline. 

Lyubushkin has two points in six games with the Maple Leafs.

Ottawa Senators

Sens head coach Jacques Martin announced Friday that Joonas Korpisalo will start against the New York Islanders Saturday and Anton Forsberg will start Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

Korpisalo is coming off a 35-save win against the Penguins on March 12 and is 1-2-1 in his last five apperances. 

The 29-year-old Finland-born goaltender has a 14-20-4 record this season with a 3.32 goals-against average and a .889 save percentage. 

Forsberg, 31, has a 12-10 record in 23 appearances this season with a 3.21 GAA and a .891 save percentage.

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins announced that they have have recalled defenseman Jack St. Ivany from their AHL affiliate Wilkes-Barre/Scranton Penguins.

St. Ivany, a 24-year-old from Manhattan Beach, Calif., have four goals and 12 points in 30 games for the AHL club. 

St. Ivany was drafted by the Pens with the 112th overall pick in 2018.

Fellow blueliner Ryan Shea was assigned to the AHL's Penguins in a corresponding move.