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Ice Chips: Sens' Giroux (illness) a game-time decision vs. Blues

Ottawa Senators Claude Giroux - The Canadian Press

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Ottawa Senators 

Ottawa Senators forward Claude Giroux did not participate in Thursday's morning skate because he was feeling under the weather. He was be a game-time decision tonight when the club hosts the St. Louis Blues at the Canadian Tire Centre, said assistant coach Daniel Alfredsson.

Angus Crookshank has been recalled in case Giroux can't play.

Goaltender Anton Forsberg is expected to get the start Thursday night 

Forsberg gave up seven goal in his most recent start on Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 31-year-old has started 24 games this season, posting a 12-11-0 record with a 3.39 goals-against average and .887 save percentage.

Forward Rourke Chartier practiced in a non-contact jersey Thursday. The 27-year-old has not played since Mar. 9 due to an upper-body injury. He has two goals and one assist in 37 games this season.

Calgary Flames

Goaltender Dan Vladar will undergo season-ending hip surgery, the team announced.

Jakob Markstrom has been cleared for full practice and game participation. Dustin Wolf remains on the team on an emergency recall basis.

Vladar finishes his season with an 8-9-2 record with a 3.62 goals-against average and .882 save percentage. He is expected too be ready to start the 2024-25 season. 

Connor Zary was seen taking line rushes alongside Nazem Kadri and Martin Pospisil, indicating he will play Saturday in Vancouver against the Canucks.





Montreal Canadiens

Forward Tanner Pearson and goaltender Samuel Montembeault will enter the lineup for the Canadiens on Thursday against the Canucks.


Carolina Hurricanes

Forwards Jack Drury and Teuvo Teravainen were both on the ice for Thursday's practice, according to Hurricanes reporter Walt Ruff.

Drury (lower-body) has been out since Mar. 9, while Teravainen (upper-body) has missed the past three games.

Teravainen skated on the fourth line with Brendan Lemieux and Jesperi Kotkaniemi while Drury skated as an extra.

Frederik Andersen is the projected starter for tonight's game against the Philadelphia Flyers.

Hurricanes practice lines:

Guentzel - Aho - Jarvis
Svechnikov - Kuznetsov - Necas
Martinook - Staal - Noesen
Lemieux - Kotkaniemi - Teravainen

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins recalled defenceman Jack St. Ivany from the Wilkes-Barre Scranton Penguins while forward Jonathan Gruden was re-assigned to the AHL.

Jeff Carter (upper-body) skated before pens' practice but did not participate with the rest of the team. He remains day-to-day.

New Jersey Devils

Jack Hughes will play Thursday following Wednesday's maintenance day at practice. Defenceman John Marino will not play.

Goaltender Jake Allen will get the start in net.

Boston Bruins

Forward Pat Maroon skated at Bruins practice as he attempts to work his way into the lineup for the first time since being acquired via trade at the deadline.

"It was his first day on...Big Rig is on his way back...still week to week and we've talked about his role and what my expectations are," said Bruins coach Jim Montgomery.