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Ice Chips: Sens assign D Guenette, F Smejkal to AHL

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

Ottawa Senators

The Senators have assigned defenceman Max Guenette and forward Jiri Smejkal to AHL Belleville.

The team also released forward Josh Bailey from his professional tryout contract on Sunday morning.

The 33-year-old had eight goals and 25 points in 64 games last season with the New York Islanders, where he had played his entire 15-year NHL career. On June 29, he was dealt to the Chicago Blackhawks along with a 2026 second-round pick and was immediately bought out by the team. 

The Bowmanville, Ont. native was selected ninth overall by the Islanders in the 2008 NHL Entry Draft. He has scored 184 goals and 396 assists in 1,057 career games. He has appeared in 71 playoff games, scoring 16 goals and adding 34 assists.

Lines at Sens practice:



Per TSN's Claire Hanna, forward Josh Norris is extra on D with Guenette. He was the second player to hit the ice this morning after Drake Batherson. Joonas Korpisalo is in the starter's net with Anton Forsberg on the backup side.

Arizona Coyotes

The Arizona Coyotes assigned forward Dylan Guenther to the Tucson Roadrunners of the American Hockey League.

Guenther, 20, was chosen ninth overall by Arizona in 2021.

The Edmonton, Alta., native has six goals and nine assists in 33 career regular-season games.

Guenther scored the golden goal in overtime to help Canada secure it's second straight World Junior Championship title in January.

The Coyotes also placed forward Zach Sanford and netminder Ivan Prosvetov on waivers for the purposes of being assigned to the Roadrunners.

Forward Travis Boyd was also placed on waivers. 

Vancouver Canucks

Defenceman Carson Soucy is dealing with a knee injury and did not practice on Sunday, TSN's Farhan Lalji reports.

Head coach Rick Tocchet said blueliner Guillaume Brisebois is also injured and didn't practice. 

Forward Ilya Mikheyev was a full participant, but he is not expected to play in the season opener against the Edmonton Oilers on Wednesday.

Lines at practice: 

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