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Ice Chips: Maple Leafs' Tavares day-to-day with undisclosed injury

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Toronto Maple Leafs

Captain John Tavares did not participate in Saturday's morning skate and is considered day-to-day with an undisclosed injury, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe.

Tavares, 33, missed Tuesday's 4-1 victory over the St. Louis Blues due to illness but had 20:54 of ice time during Thursday's 4-3 overtime victory over the Philadelphia Flyers.

The 6-foot-1 centre has 15 goals and 40 points in 51 games this season.

Max Domi took Tavares' spot on the second line between Tyler Bertuzzi and William Nylander.

The Maple Leafs used these lines during Saturday's morning skate:

Knies - Matthews - Marner
Bertuzzi - Domi - Nylander
McMann - Holmberg - Robertson
Gregor - Kampf - Reaves

Brodie - Liljegren
Benoit - McCabe
Lajoie - Lagesson 

Goaltender Martin Jones is expected to get the start on Saturady against the Ducks, according to TSN's Mark Masters.

Jones has only won one game in his last seven appearances and has a 9-7-1 record with a .908 save percentage and 2.73 goals-against average this season.

The Maple Leafs recalled defenceman Max Lajoie from the AHL's Toronto Marlies on Saturday.

Lajoie, 26, has appeared in four games with the Maple Leafs this season with an average ice time of 9:31.

The 6-foot-1 defenceman has two goals and 17 points in 31 games with the Marlies this season.

Ottawa Senators

Interim head coach Jacques Martin told reporters on Saturday that defencemen Artem Zub and Jake Sanderson could return to the lineup against the Chicago Blackhawks.

Martin went on to add that one of them will return to play while the other is questionable, but did not clarify which defenceman.

Zub, 28, missed the Senators' last last two games with a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-3 defenceman has three goals and 18 points in 40 games this season.

Sanderson, 21, missed the team's last three games, also with a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-2 defenceman has seven goals and 24 points in 47 games this season.

Additionally, Joonas Korpisalo is expected to be in net against the Blackhawks on Saturday.

Korpisalo,  29, has won three of his last four games and has a 13-17-2 record with an .887 save percentage and 3.42 goals-against average this season.

Montreal Canadiens

Goaltender Jake Allen is expected to get the start on Saturday against the Washington Capitals,

Allen, 33, is looking for his first win since Jan. 15 and has a 5-10-3 record with an .895 save percentage and 3.63 goals-against average this season.

Florida Panthers

Defenceman Aaron Ekblad will miss Saturday's game against the Tampa Bay Lightning and is out day-to-day with a lower-body injury, according to head coach Paul Maurice.

Ekblad, 28, last played during the Panthers' 4-0 victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Thursday night and had 19:00 of ice tiime.

The 6-foot-4 defenceman has three goals and 14 points in 37 games this season.