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Ice Chips: Sens' Sanderson, Zub participate in full practice


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

Ottawa Senators

The Ottawa Senators could get two defenceman back for Saturday's game against the Chicago Blackhawks, as both Jake Sanderson and Artem Zub were fully involved in drills at Friday's practice. Sanderson told TSN1200 that he feels good and is ready to go.

Sanderson (lower-body) looks to return to the lineup for the first time since Jan. 31. The 21-year-old has seven goals and 24 assists in 47 games this season.

Zub, 28, has missed the team's past two games with a lower-body injury sustained in a 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. He has three goals and 15 assists in 40 games this season.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers practiced on Friday morning with the same forward line combinations that finished the 6-3 loss against the St. Louis Blues on Thursday. 


Goaltender Calvin Pickard will start Saturday against the Dallas Stars. 

Nashville Predators

The Predators have signed forward Michael McCarron to a two-year, $1.8 million contract extension, the team announced.

The 28-year-old has a career-high seven goals this season to go along with six assists in 42 games. The 6-foot-6, 232 pound forward was originally selected 25th overall by the Montreal Canadiens in the 2013 NHL Draft and has 18 goals and 39 points in 200 career NHL games.

Columbus Blue Jackets

Defenceman Ivan Provorov participated in practice Friday, prior to the team's game against the San Jose Sharks on Saturday. The 27-year-old underwent X-rays for an undisclosed injury sustained on Tuesday. He has four goals and 23 points in 52 games this season.

Yegor Chinakhov also returned to practice after he sustained an upper-body injury on Saturday against the Tampa Bay Lightning. 

Gaudreau – Jenner – Roslovic
Chinakhov – Voronkov – Marchenko
Johnson – Sillinger – Bemstrom
Texier – Kuraly – Olivier

Werenski – Boqvist
Provorov – Severson
Bean – Peeke