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Ice Chips: Senators' Norris not expected to play against Sharks on Saturday

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Ottawa Senators

Forward Josh Norris has been ruled out of Saturday's matchup with the San Jose Sharks, according to Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch.

Norris sustained an upper-body injury during the Senators' 6-3 loss to the Calgary Flames and missed Thursday's 5-3 loss to the Buffalo Sabres.

The 6-foot-2 centre has 12 goals and 20 points in 33 games this season.

The Senators used these lines during practice on Friday:

Tkachuk - Greig - Giroux
Tarasenko -Stutzle - Batherson
Kubalik - Chartier - Joseph
Kelly - Kastelic - MacEwen

Sanderson - Zub
Chabot - Hamonic
Brannstrom - Chychrun

Practice notes via TSN's Claire Hanna:

The Ottawa Senators went 0-5 on their most recent road trip and head coach Jacques Martin was asked how the team can turn things around.

“It’s a process," said Martin. "I’m seeing some positive signs. When I look at the last 3 games, I told the team after the game that we’ve done some good things. I think we’re building each game. I feel we’ve beaten ourselves the last 3 games. We’ve had lapses where the other team has taken advantage.”

Martin also spoke about forward Tim Stützle, who has not scored since Dec 23 in OT against the Pittsburgh Penguins and has seven goals on the season.

“I think his game’s better the last couple of games," said Martin. "I think he’s made progress. He’s an elite player and I think sometimes it’s just learning to manage your own expectations. This is a really good league and you’re not going to score every night. You can have a great game and no points to show for it so you have to look at - with Tim, I think he’s been better at recognizing certain situations. He’s making some progress, I’m not worried about him and I think he’s a great player and I’m sure he’s going to be a big help to this organization.”

Winnipeg Jets

Centre Mark Scheifele missed practice and is out day-to-day with a lower-body injury, according to team reporter Sara Orlesky.

Scheifele, 30, was sustained the injury in the second period of the Jets' 2-1 victory over the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday.

The 6-foot-3 centre only had 7:41 of ice time on Thursday and has 14 goals and 41 points in 41 games this season.

The Jets recalled forward Rasmus Kupari from his conditioning stint with the AHL's Manitoba Moose on Friday.

Kupari, 23, has not appeared with the Jets in game action since Nov. 14 after suffering a shoulder injury.

The 6-foot-2  forward was drafted 20th overall by the Los Angeles Kings in the 2018 draft and was traded in the offseason to the Jets, along with forwards Gabriel Vilardi and Alex Iafallo, in exchange for forward Pierre-Luc Dubois.

Kupari has one assist in 15 games this season.

Minnesota Wild

Forward Kirill Kaprizov, defenceman Jonas Brodin, and goaltender Filip Gustavsson all participated in Friday's practice, according to Michael Russo of The Athletic.

Kaprizov, 26, sustained an upper-body injury in a 4-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Dec. 30 and missed the team's last six games.

The 5-foot 10 forward was given a one-to-two week timeline for his return at the beginning of January.

Kaprizov has 13 goals and 34 points in 34 games this season.

Gustavsson, 25, also sustained a lower-body injury against the Jets and was given a week-to-week prognosis.

The 6-foot-2 netminder has a 10-9-2 record this season with a .903 save percentage and 2.96 goals-against average.

Brodin has been out of the Wild's lineup since Dec. 8 after sustaining an awkward hit during the Wild's 4-3 loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

He has a goal and nine points in 25 games this season.

Buffalo Sabres

Forward Tage Thompson is expected to have imaging done after exiting Thursday's 5-3 win over the Ottawa Senators with an undisclosed injury, according to Bill Hoppe of the Buffalo Times-Herald.

The 26-year-old was missing from practice on Friday and the Sabres will know more about Thompson's prognosis on Saturday, according to Hoppe.

Thompson recorded two goals on five shots in 12:27 of ice time on Thursday.

The 6-foot-6 forward has 14 goals and 27 points in 32 games this season

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights assigned goaltender Isaiah Saville to the AHL's Henderson Silver Knights on Friday.

Saville backed up Jiri Patera and Logan Thompson on Wednesday and Thursday, respectively, before being returned to the AHL on Friday.

The 6-foot-1 netminder has a 4-3-1 record with with a .914 save percentage and 2.52 goals-against average with the Silver Knights this season

Pittsburgh Penguins

Forward Reilly Smith is expected to be out "longer-term" with an upper-body injury, according to head coach Mike Sullivan.

Smith sustained the injury during the Penguins' 4-3 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Thursday and only had 3:08 of ice time.

The 6-foot-1 winger was acquired from the Vegas Golden Knights in the offseason in exchange for a draft pick.

Reilly has eight goals and 20 points in 40 games this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning recalled defenceman Max Crozier from the AHL's Syracuse Crunch on Friday.

Crozier, 23, has a goal and seven points in 24 games with the Crunch this season.

Carolina Hurricanes

Goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov is in concussion protocol after leaving Thursday's game against the Anaheim Ducks, head coach Rod Brind'Amour told reporters on Friday.

The injury happened in the second period when Ducks forward Isac Lundestrom was pushed into Kochetkov by Hurricanes defenceman Dmitry Orlov.

Antti Raanta entered the game in relief and got the 6-3 victory.

Kochetkov, 24 has an 11-7-3 record with a .900 save percentage and 2.58 goals-against average this season.

The Hurricanes will recall goaltender Yaniv Perets from the AHL's Chicago Wolves on Friday.

Chicago Blackhawks

Defenceman Seth Jones expects to be back in the lineup on Saturday against the Dallas Stars, according to Charlie Roumeliotis of NBS Sports Chicago.

Jones, 29, hasn't played since Dec. 10 with a shoulder injury.

The 6-foot-4 defenceman has 11 assists in 27 games with the Blackhawks this season.