Ice Chips: Sens' Greig skates, Chabot out 'a couple weeks'
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After it was announced that Ridly Greig would miss the remainder of the season with a sternum injury, TSN's Claire Hanna reports that the rookie forward was a full participant in practice on Wednesday.
The 20-year-old was injured on March 23 against the Tampa Bay Lightning and has one goal and five assists in 16 games this season.
"It seems that he’s not at as much risk as we originally thought. He’s skated a couple times, but I’m still waiting for them to clear him, he’s not cleared at the moment," said Senators head coach D.J. Smith on Greig's status.
Ridly Greig underwent more testing & DJ Smith says, "It seems that he’s not at as much risk as we originally thought. He’s skated a couple times, but I’m still waiting for them to clear him, he’s not cleared at the moment.”— Claire Hanna (@clahanna) March 29, 2023
Says if there was any risk, Greig would not play #Sens
A native of Lethbridge, Alta., Greig was selected 28th overall by the Sens in the 2020 NHL Draft.
Defenceman Thomas Chabot is slated to miss time with an injury with an upper-body injury and could be done for the season.
"He's [Chabot] likely out a couple weeks," Smith said.
Thomas Chabot could be done for the season.— Claire Hanna (@clahanna) March 29, 2023
DJ Smith says he will not be available for Thursday's game against Philly and "He’s likely out a couple weeks," with an upper body injury. #Sens
The 26-year-old Sainte-Marie, Que., native has played in 68 games for the Senators this season, scoring 11 goals and recording 41 points.
Ahead of their game against the Philadelphia Flyers Thursday Hanna shared the Sens lines:
Lines at #Sens practice:— Claire Hanna (@clahanna) March 29, 2023
Chabot & Giroux aren't on the ice.
Forward Claude Giroux (illness) missed practice.
Claude Giroux wasn't feeling well today but should be good for Thursday #sens— Claire Hanna (@clahanna) March 29, 2023
Goaltender Darcy Kuemper is expected to make his 350th career start tonight for the Washington Capitals against the New York Islanders, the Capitals announced.
CAPS TODAY: Darcy Kuemper is expected to start tonight vs. the Islanders, which will mark his 350th NHL game. Kuemper has won his last three starts vs. New York (3-0-0, 2.29 GAA, .924 SV%) and his five shutout this season are tied for the most in the NHL. https://t.co/HecIC0ECg1 pic.twitter.com/2nAKuGFNIM— CapitalsPR (@CapitalsPR) March 29, 2023
The 32-year-old from Saskatoon, Sask., is 2-3 in his last five starts - 21-22-5 in 50 games played this season - and has a 2.76 goals-against average and a .911 save percentage.
The Carolina Hurricanes have re-assigned goaltender Pyotr Kochetkov to the Chicago Wolves of the American Hockey League.
Kochetkov, 23, has earned a 13-5-2 record, 2.39 GAA, .916 save percentage and one shutout in 20 games with the Wolves. He has played in 24 games for the NHL's Hurricanes, posting a 12-7-5 record with a 2.44 GAA and a .909 save percentage along with four shutouts.
St. Louis Blues
The St. louis Blues announced Wednesday that forwards Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich will not play Thursday with respective upper-body injuries against the Chicago Blackhawks.
Robert Thomas and Pavel Buchnevich (upper-body injuries) will not play Thursday in Chicago. #stlblues— St. Louis Blues (@StLouisBlues) March 29, 2023
Thomas, 23, has played in 70 games for the Blues this season, scoring 17 goals and tallying 46 points.
The 27-year-old Buchnevich has 25 goals and 41 assists in 59 games with the Blues this season.