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Ice Chips: Drysdale to make Flyers debut vs. Habs

Jamie Drysdale Anaheim Ducks Jamie Drysdale - The Canadian Press

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Philadelphia Flyers

Defenceman Jamie Drysdale will make his Flyers debut when his new team takes on the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

Drysdale, 21, was acquired by the Flyers, along with a draft pick, from the Anaheim Ducks in exchange for prospect Cutter Gauthier.

The 5-foot-11 right-shot defenceman has a goal and five points in 10 games after recovering from a lower-body injury that knocked him out of 30 games this season.

Additionally, goaltender Samuel Ersson will start against the Canadiens.

The 6-foot-3 netminder has a 9-5-3 record this season with a .904 save percentage and 2.50 goals-against average.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Forward Matthew Knies was injured during Maple Leafs practice and had to be helped off the ice.

Knies, 21, had been skating on the top line with Auston Matthews and Mitchell Marner.

The 6-foot-3 rookie has eight goals and 15 points in 36 games this season.

Matthews told reporters after practice that he saw Knies after practice and doesn't believe the injury is too serious.

Winger Nick Robertson replaced Knies on the top line with Matthews and Marner.

Robertson - Matthews - Marner
Bertuzzi - Tavares - Nylander
Holmberg - Domi - Jarnkrok
McMann - Kampf - Gregor

Rielly - Brodie
Benoit - McCabe
Lagesson - Liljegren


Absent: Jones, Giordano, Knies 

Washington Capitals

Winger Tom Wilson returned to practice on Wednesday after breaking his nose during Sunday's 4-3 win over the Los Angeles Kings.

Wilson, 29, suffered the injury after taking a stick to the face from Kings' forward Alex Laferriere.

The 6-foot-4 winger has 11 goals and 19 points in 38 games this season and is representing the Capitals at the NHL All-Star Game in February.

Dallas Stars

The Stars recalled goaltender Matt Murray from the AHL's Texas Stars on Wednesday.

Murray, 25, has an 8-4-2 record with a .908 save percentage and 2.86 goals-against average in the AHL this season.

The 6-foot-1 goaltender made his season debut in Dallas on Monday and recorded his first career shutout during the Stars' 4-0 victory over the Minnesota Wild.

Detroit Red Wings

Forward Klim Kostin returned to practice on Wednesday after missing nine games with an upper-body injury, according to team reporter Daniella Bruce.

Kostin hasn't appeared in the lineup since the Red Wings' 4-3 loss to the Anaheim Ducks on Dec. 18.

The 6-foot-4 forward has two goals and three points in 23 games this season.

Minnesota Wild

Goaltender Jesper Wallstedt will make his NHL debut when the Wild take on the Dallas Stars on Wednesday, according to Joe Smith of The Athletic.

Wallstedt, 21, was drafted 20th overall by the Wild in the 2021 draft and has an 11-9-2 record in the AHL with a .917 save percentage and 2.54 goals-against average.

Additionally, forward Marcus Foligno and Marcus Johansson are game-time decisions due to illness, according to Smith.

Foligno has six goals and 15 points in 36 games this season while Johansson has five goals and 21 points in 39 games.

Buffalo Sabres

Forward Jeff Skinner missed Wednesday's practice with an upper-body injury, the team announced on Wednesday.

Skinner, 31, recorded a goal and assist in Tuesday's 5-2 loss to the Seattle Kraken and had 15:42 of ice time.

The 5-foot-11 forward has 17 goals and 33 points in 38 games this season.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks claimed defenceman Gustav Lindstrom from the Montreal Canadiens on Wednesday.

Lindstrom, 25, has three goals and four points in 14 games with the Canadiens this season. He also has appeared in four games with the AHL's Laval Rocket without recording a point.

The 6-foot-2 defenceman was acquired by the Canadiens along with a draft pick from the Detroit Red Wings for defenceman Jeff Petry in the off-season.

Colorado Avalanche

The Avalanched placed forward Chris Wagner on waivers on Wednesday.

Wagner, 32, had his lone appearance with the Avalanche on Monday during their 4-3 shootout win over the Boston Bruins.

The 6-foot winger signed a one-year, two-way deal with the Avalanche in the off-season.

Vegas Golden Knights

Goaltender Adin Hill is expected to return to the Golden Knights' lineup and start against the Colorado Avalanche on Wednesday.

Hill, 27, hasn't played since Dec. 17 with a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-4 netminder has a 10-2-2 record with a .913 save percentage and 2.57 goals-against average this season.

Anaheim Ducks

Rookie Leo Carlsson is skating in his first full practice since sustaining a sprained MCL, according to Eric Stephens of The Athletic.

Carlsson, 19, sustained the inujury during the Ducks' 3-0 loss to the Calgary Flames and has missed the team's last eight games.

The 2023 second overall draft pick has eight goals and 15 points in 23 games this season.

Additionally, forward Trevor Zegras and defenceman Pavel Mintyukov did not participate in practice after sustaining injuries during Tuesday's 5-3 win over the Nashville Predators.

Head coach Greg Cronin told reporters on Tuesday that Zegras was not doing well and will be out "a while" after sustaining a left leg injury.

Zegras, 22, has four goals and seven points in 20 games this season.

Mintyukov, 20, left Tuesday's game with three minutes remaining after colliding with Predators' forward Michael McCarron.

The rookie defenceman has two goals and 19 points in 40 games this season.