Ice Chips: Sens F Stutzle out at least a week with shoulder strain
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Senators forward Tim Stutzle will miss at least one week due to a shoulder strain.
Stutzle, 20, was injured midway through the first period of the Senators' 3-0 win over the Anaheim Ducks on Monday. He played only 2:59 before exiting after Ducks' forward Brett Leason hit him into the boards.
The Viertsen, Germany native has 10 goals and 27 points in 28 games this season.
The Senators have recalled defenceman Dillon Heatherington and forward Jake Lucchini from the American Hockey League.
Morning Skate Lines - Bruce Garrioch, Ottawa Sun
Tkachuk Brassard Giroux
DeBrincat Pinto Batherson
Kelly Kastelic Watson
Luccini Chartier Gambrell
Forward Jonathan Drouin appears ready to return to the lineup following a 13-game absence due to an upper-body injury. He practiced between Joel Armia and Michael Pezzetta on the fourth line.
The Canadiens projected lineup against the Senators:
Toronto Maple Leafs
Leafs lineups during practice on Dec. 14
Head coach Sheldon Keefe says Matt Murray will start against the New York Rangers on Thursday while Ilya Samsonov will get the start on Saturday against his former team, the Washington Capitals.
Elias Lindholm practiced on the top line alongside Jonathan Huberdeau and Tyler Toffoli. Chris Tanev did not practice while defenceman MacKenzie Weegar skated with the club as the Flames prepare to host the Vancouver Canucks on Wednesday.
According to TSN's Salim Valji, Milan Lucic and Matthew Phillips will be healthy scratches,
Projected lineup vs. Canucks as per Valji:
Canucks lines according to TSN's Farhan Lalji
Curtis Lazar has been moved up to the top line alongside Bo Horvat and J.T. Miller. Nils Hoglander will sit against the Flames.
Detroit Red Wings
The Red Wings have placed defenceman Olli Maatta on injured reserve retroactive to Dec. 6, the team announced on Wednesday. The 28-year old has been sidelined with an illness and has missed the Red Wings' past three games.
He has two goals and eight assists in 25 games this season.
The team also recalled forward Elmer Soderblom from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins. The 21-year-old has scored two goals in 13 games with the Red Wings this season.