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Ice Chips: Penguins place F Acciari (concussion) on IR


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Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have placed forward Noel Acciari (concussion) on the injured reserve. 

Acciari has not played since Feb. 6 after taking a high hit from Winnipeg Jets defenceman Brenden Dillon in the second period of the game. Dillon got Acciari in the head with his shoulder which sent Acciari's helmet flying. 

Dillon was assessed a match penalty for an illegal check to the head before being suspended for three games by the NHL's department of player safety. 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Defenceman Conor Timmins has mono and will be out indefinitely. 

The 25-year-old has missed the last four games. He has appeared in just 16 games this season, scoring one goal with five assists. 

Defenceman Mark Giordano was absent from Leafs practice this morning but will play tonight against the St. Louis Blues. 

He was on the ice for practice yesterday after missing Saturday's game against Ottawa. He was injured last Wednesday against the Dallas Stars

"It was more whether he could get his skate on and feel good out," said head coach Sheldon Keefe yesterday on Giordano's lower-body injury. 

Keefe also adds forward David Kampf will return to the lineup tonight after missing last week with an undisclosed injury. 

TSN's Mark Masters also notes Ilya Samsonov is the first goalie off the ice and will get the start tonight. 

Goaltender Martin Jones is day to day with an injury so Dennis Hildeby will back up Samsonov. 

Ryan Reaves, who usually skates, was not on the ice this morning but is in the lineup tonight. 

Montreal Canadiens

Defenceman Kaiden Guhle was on the ice for practice this morning after leaving Sunday's game against the St. Louis Blues early after taking a big hit. He will be in the lineup tonight against the Anaheim Ducks. 

Guhle exited the game with just under two minutes to go in the third period after taking a hit into the boards that left him in visible pain. 

The 22-year-old has four goals and 12 points in 48 games this season. 

Cayden Primeau gets the start tonight, his first since Jan. 18 and first action since coming on in relief against Boston on Jan. 20. 

Habs morning skate lineup per TSN's Kenzie Lalonde:

Pearson- Evans - Anderson
Roy- Newhook - Armia
Pezzetta- Gignac -Ylönen

Matheson - Guhle
Struble - Savard
Xhekaj - Kovacevic

Ottawa Senators

Goaltender Anton Forsberg is in the starter's end at this morning's practice ahead of tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets

Forward Zack MacEwen was placed on waivers yesterday to make room for Forsberg to be activated off the injured reserve. Forsberg has not played since mid-January due to a groin injury.

Postmedia's Bruce Garrioch also says defenceman Artem Zub is a game-time decision. Zub briefly skated yesterday before departing the ice with head coach Jacques Martin dubbing it a maintenance day for him. 

Martin said that defenceman Jake Sanderson skated on his own today but is not ready to return yet, with the team targeting this weekend or next week. 

Sanderson was injured on Jan. 31 in Ottawa's 3-2 overtime win over Detroit. He did not play in Saturday's 5-3 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs. 

The 21-year-old has seven goals and 24 points in 47 games this season. 

Winnipeg Jets

Lines at practice:

Connor - Scheifele - Ehlers
Perfetti - Monahan - Vilardi
Niederreiter - Lowry - Appleton
Barron - Namesntikov - Iafallo

Morrissey - DeMelo
Samberg - Pionk
Stanley - Schmidt