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Ice Chips: Habs' Montembeault to start, Guhle to return vs. Panthers


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

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens announced that goaltender Sam Montembeault will get the start Tuesday against the Florida Panthers. The 27-year-old has a 3.03 goals-against average and .905 save percentage in 36 games this season.

Defenceman Kaiden Guhle will return to the lineup Tuesday after serving a one-game suspension for slashing Flyers forward Travis Konecny last Thursday.

Forward Christian Dvorak participated in practice for the second-straight day, although no announcement has been made about his availability on Tuesday night.

Dvorak, 28, hasn't played since Dec. 30 while dealing with a torn pectoral muscle and the Canadiens originally ruled him out for the remainder of the season on Jan. 4.

The 6-foot-1 centre participated in the Canadiens' practice on Monday wearing a full-contact sweater.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators will use the same lineup they did against the Winnipeg Jets, head coach Jacques Martin announced. Joonas Korpisalo will start.

Tkachuk - Pinto - Batherson
Joseph - Stützle - Giroux
Crookshank - Greig - Kubalik 
Katchouk - Kastelic - Kelly

Sanderson - Zub
Chychrun - Bernard-Docker
Kleven - Brannstrom


Toronto Maple Leafs

Head coach Sheldon Keefe says defenceman Morgan Rielly will be available to return on Wednesday against the Tampa bay Lightning. Forward Mitch Marner likely won't be available until Saturday against the Canadiens.

The Leafs cancelled Tuesday's practice in an attempt to rest and recover, TSN's Mark Masters reports.

Yesterday's skate was also optional.

Minnesota Wild

Goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury will get the start Tuesday against the Ottawa Senators, according to Wild reporter Sarah mMcLellan. Adam Beckman will enter the lineup in place of the suspended Ryan Hartman.


The Wild have re-assigned forward Liam Ohgren to the AHL, the team announced Tuesday. The 20-year-old scored 12 goals and added seven assists in 26 games with Färjestad BK in the Swedish Elite League this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning have added goalie Matt Tomkins on emergency recall from the AHL's Syracuse Crunch.

The 29-year-old has made three starts for the Lightning this season, posting a 1-2-0 record with a .340 GAA and .889 save percentage.

The Edmonton native has a 2.53 GAA and .904 save percentage in 29 games with the Crunch this season.

Washington Capitals

Forward T.J. Oshie will be in the lineup tonight against the buffalo Sabres. Nicolas Aube-Kubel will start in his place.

Defenceman Rasmus Sandin will be in the lineup, while Charlie Lindgren will start in goal.


Buffalo Sabres 

Sabres coach Don Granato said Jordan Greenway will miss tonight's game due to an upper-body injury. 

"Jordan is not good to go,” he said. “He was, obviously, out there skating, so he’s close to being sooner. But it’s something we’ll have to evaluate, continue to evaluate day by day here to see where he’s at.”

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers assigned goaltender Alexei Kolosov from Dinamo Minsk (KHL) to the AHL's Lehigh Valley Phantoms.

Kolosov posted a 22-21-3 record with a 2.39 GAA and .907 save percentage in 47 KHL games this season.

New York Rangers

The Rangers assigned Brandon Scanlin to the AHL's Hartford Wolf Pack.

The defenceman has no points in one NHL game this season. 

The Rangers also signed forward Kalle Vaisanen to a three-year, entry-level contract. The 21-year--old had nine goals and 14 points in 58 games with TPS in Finland's Liiga this season. 

Vaisanen was originally drafted by the Rangers in the fourth round (106th overall) of the 2021 NHL Draft.

Seattle Kraken

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

The 25-year-old has one assist in 12 NHL games this season.