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Ice Chips: Couturier returns to Flyers' lineup vs. Bruins


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Philadelphia Flyers

Sean Couturier will return to the Flyers lineup when the Flyers take on the Boston Bruins on Saturday.

The Flyers captain last played during the team's 6-5 loss to the Bruins on March 16 and was a healthy scratch during the team's next two games.

Couturier has 11 goals and 36 points in 64 games this season

Toronto Maple Leafs

Maple Leafs forward Tyler Bertuzzi is a game-time decision when his club takes on the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe.

Bertuzzi, 29, missed Friday's practice due to an illness and skated briefly during Saturday's optional skate.

The 6-foot-2 winger has 15 goals and 34 points in 67 games this season, including three goals and five points in his last five games.

Ilya Samsonov is expected to be in net on Saturday against the Oilers, according to TSN's Mark Masters.

Samsonov, 27, made 30 saves in the Maple Leafs' 4-3 loss to the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday.

Keefe told reporters on Saturday that he expects to split the remaining 14 starts of the season between Samsonov and Joseph Woll.

Samsonov has an 18-6-7 record with an .888 save percentage and 3.12 goals-against average this season while Woll has a 10-7-1 record with a .909 save percentage and 2.90 GAA.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers are projected to use these lines against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday night, according to team reporter Tony Brar.

Draisaitl - McDavid - Hyman
Foegele - Nugent-Hopkins - McLeod
Kane - Henrique - Perry
Janmark - Carrick - Brown

Ekholm - Bouchard
Nurse - Desharnais
Kulak - Ceci


Winnipeg Jets

The Jets are projected to use these lines during Saturday afternoon's matchup against the New York Islanders.

Connor - Scheifele - Iafallo
Ehlers - Monahan - Toffoli
Niederreiter - Lowery - Appleton
Barron - Gustafsson - Namestnikov

Morrissey - DeMelo
Dillon - Pionk
Samberg - Schmidt 


Columbus Blue Jackets

The Blue Jackets added forward James Malatesta to their roster on an emergency recall from the AHL's Cleveland Monsters and assigned defenceman David Jiricek to Cleveland.

Malatesta, 20, has 12 goals and 21 points along with 79 penalty minutes in the AHL this season.

The 5-foot-9 winger was drafted 133rd overall by the Blue Jackets in 2021.

Jiricek, 20, appeared in 40 games with the Blue Jackets this season recording a goal and nine points.