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Ice Chips: Leafs' Lyubushkin expected in the lineup vs. Hurricanes

Ilya Lyubushkin Toronto Maple Leafs Ilya Lyubushkin - Mark Blinch/NHLI via Getty Images

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Defenceman Ilya Lyubushkin is expected to be in the lineup on Saturday when the Maple Leafs face the Carolina Hurricanes, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe.

Lyubushkin, 29, was absent from Friday's practice and Keefe added that the Maple Leafs will dress an extra defenceman just in case the 6-foot-2 defenceman isn't able to play.

The Moscow native was acquired by the team on March 2 from the Anaheim Ducks and has appeared in six games with the Maple Leafs, registering two assists and averaging 16:09 of ice time.

Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers are projected to use these lines during Saturday's game against the Colorado Avalanche:

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

Kulak - Bouchard
Nurse - Desharnais
Stecher - Ceci


Carolina Hurricanes

Forward Teuvo Teravainen will not be available to the Hurricanes when they take on the Toronto Maple Leafs, according to team reporter Walt Ruff.

Teravainen, 29, last played during the Hurricanes' 4-0 win over the Florida Panthers on Thursday, recording 16:01 of ice time.

The 5-foot-11 winger has 21 goals and 47 points in 66 games this sason.

Pyotr Kochetkov is expected to get the start in net on Saturday.

The 6-foot-3 netminder has a 17-12-3 record with a .911 save percentage and 2.35 goals-against average this season.

The Hurricanes used these lines during their morning skate:

Svechnikov - Aho - Fast
Guentzel - Kuznetsov - Necas
Martinook - Staal - Jarvis
Lemieux - Kotkaniemi - Noesen

Florida Panthers

Head coach Paul Maurice told reporters on Saturday that forwards Sam Bennett and Evan Rodrigues will be in the lineup when the Panthers take on the Tampa Bay Lightning.

Bennett, 27, missed Thursday's 4-0 loss to the Carolina Hurricanes with an undisclosed injury and was given a day-to-day timeframe.

The 6-foot-1 centre has 16 goals and 32 points in 54 games this season.

Rodrigues, 30, was injured during a 5-1 win over the Calgary Flames on March 9 and missed the team's last two games with a lower-body injury.

The 5-foot-11 forward has 10 goals and 36 points in 65 games this season.

Additionally, Sergei Bobrovsky will be in net against the Lightning on Saturday.

Bobrovsky, 35, has a 32-13-2 record with a .918 save percentage and 2.32 goals-against average this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning recalled defenceman Emil Lilleberg from the AHL's Syracuse Crunch on Saturday.

Lilleberg, 23, appeared in 23 games with the Lightning this season, registering three assists.

The 6-foot-2 defenceman also has two goals and 13 points in 33 games with the Crunch.

Vegas Golden Knights

Defenceman Alec Martinez participated in Saturday's practice with full contact, according to Danny Webster of the Las Vegas Review-Journal.

Martinez, 36, has been out of the lineup since March 4 after undergoing a procedure for a lower-body injury and is still on injured reserve.

The 6-foot-1 defenceman has four goals and 16 points in 45 games this season