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Ice Chips: Devils F Hughes returns vs. Flames

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New Jersey Devils

Forward Jack Hughes is back in the lineup tonight against the Calgary Flames after an 11-game absence.

Hughes has not played since Jan. 5 due to an upper-body injury. 

He has 15 goals and 45 points in 32 games this season. 


Boston Bruins

The Bruins have recalled forward Anthony Richard from AHL Providence. 

Richard, 27, has appeared in 41 games with Providence this season, scoring 19 goals with 38 points. He has skated in 463 career AHL games with Providence, Laval, Milwaukee, Syracuse and Chicago, tallying 138 goals and 283 points.

Richard has also appeared in 15 career NHL games, totaling three goals and two assists for five points split between the Nashville Predators and Montreal Canadiens.

The Trois-Rivieres, Quebec native selected by Nashville in the fourth round (100th overall) of the 2015 NHL Entry Draft.


Carolina Hurricanes

Forward Andrei Svechnikov is a game-time decision for tonight's game against the Colorado Avalanche. 

The 23-year-old has missed the last five games with an upper-body injury. He also missed the first eight games of the season still recovering from off-season knee surgery. 

In 29 games this season, he has 11 goals and 30 points. 


Philadelphia Flyers

Goaltender Samuel Ersson will get the start tonight against the Winnipeg Jets. 

The 24-year-old is 13-9-3 this season with a .900 save percentage and 2.53 GAA. 

Ersson is in the final season of his three-year, entry-level contract before his two-year, $2.9 million extension kicks in next season. 

The Flyers are third in the Metropolitan Division with 58 points. 


New York Islanders

Forward Kyle MacLean has been returned on loan to AHL Bridgeport and Casey Cizikas has been activated from the injured reserve. 

Goaltender Ilya Sorokin is in the starter's net at today's morning skate as the Islanders prepare to take on the Tampa Bay Lightning tonight, per Newsday's Andrew Gross.

Sorokin, 28, is 15-12-9 with a .910 save percentage and 3.13 goals-against average. 

He is in the final season of a three-year, $12 million contract before his eight-year, $66 million extension kicks in for the 2024-25 campaign. 

Forward Hudson Fasching also remains out of the lineup with a lower-body injury. 

Islanders lines per Gross:

Lee-Horvat-Barzal
Engvall-Nelson-Palmieri
Holmstrom-Pageau-Wahlstrom
Martin-Cizikas-Clutterbuck

Romanov-Dobson
Pelech-Pulock
Reilly-Mayfield
(Bolduc-Aho)

Sorokin (starter's net)
Varlamov


Florida Panthers

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will get the start tonight against the Washington Capitals. 

No other lineup changes for the Panthers. 

Bobrovsky, 35, is 23-10-2 this season with a .910 save percentage and 2.51 GAA.