Ice Chips: Maple Leafs D Timmins (illness) out vs. Blues
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Toronto Maple Leafs
Defenceman Conor Timmins will not play tomorrow night against the St. Louis Blues.
Head coach Sheldon Keefe says Timmins has an appointment to help chart his path moving forward.
The 25-year-old has missed the last four games with an illness. He has appeared in just 16 games this season, scoring one goal with five assists.
Conor Timmins (illness) is OUT again tomorrow, Sheldon Keefe says— Mark Masters (@markhmasters) February 12, 2024
D-man has an appointment today to help chart his path moving forward @TSN_Edge
Mark Giordano is back on the ice for practice after missing Saturday's game with a lower-body injury.
Giordano was injured in Wednesday's game against the Dallas Stars.
The 40-year-old has one goal and five assists in 34 games this season.
Morgan Rielly is also on the ice for practice this morning as he is set to have a hearing tomorrow with the NHL's department of player safety.
In Saturday's contest with the Maple Leafs down a goal, Senators forward Ridly Greig was in alone on Toronto's empty net and slap shot the puck in to secure the 5-3 victory for Ottawa.
Rielly took exception and cross-checked Greig up high, which sparked a melee. For his actions, Rielly was offered an in-person hearing.
Playing in his first All-Star game earlier in the month, the 29-year-old has never been suspended in his NHL career. He has seven goals and 43 points in 50 games this season.
Per TSN's Mark Masters, it also appears forward David Kampf is rejoining Leafs practice after missing last week's slate of games due to an undisclosed injury.
The 29-year-old has four goals and four assists in 46 games this season.
Leafs lines at practice:
Knies - Matthews - Marner
Bertuzzi - Tavares - Nylander
Gregor - Domi - Robertson
Holmberg - Kampf - Reaves
Brodie - Liljegren
Benoit - McCabe
Giordano - Lagesson
Rielly - Lajoie
The Canucks have placed defenceman Carson Soucy on the injured reserve Monday and recalled defenceman Jett Woo from AHL Abbotsford.
General Manager Patrik Allvin announced today that D Carson Soucy has been placed on injured reserve and D Jett Woo has been recalled from Abbotsford (AHL).— Vancouver Canucks (@Canucks) February 12, 2024
Soucy is out with a hand injury and missed 23 games earlier this season with a lower-body injury. He has missed the last seven games, last suiting up on Jan. 20 against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
In 21 games this season, he has two goals and four assists while averaging 17:25 TOI.
Woo, 23, is skating in his fourth professional season. He has five goals and 16 points in 42 AHL games this season.
A second-round pick (37th overall) by the Canucks at the 2018 NHL Draft, Woo has yet to make his NHL debut.
Defenceman Jake Sanderson is absent from this morning's practice as he continues to deal with a lower-body injury but skated briefly.
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.
Defenceman Artem Zub was on the ice briefly for practice before leaving shortly after. Head coach Jacques Martin said it was a maintenance day for him and he should be fine.
Forward Ridly Greig is on the ice this morning after taking a crosscheck from Maple Leafs defenceman Morgan Rielly at the end of Saturday's game.
With the Maple Leafs down a goal near the end of the third period on Saturday, Greig skated in alone on an empty Toronto net and took a slapshot from just before the crease to cement the 5-3 victory.
Rielly took exception to it and levelled him into the boards, causing a melee to erupt. He was offered an in-person hearing by the NHL's department of player safety for his actions.
Igor Shesterkin is in net tonight, Peter Laviolette says.— Peter Baugh (@Peter_Baugh) February 12, 2024
He is coming off a 28-save performance on Friday night in a 4-3 overtime win over the Chicago Blackhawks.
The 28-year-old is 20-12-1 in 33 appearances this season with an .899 save percentage and 2.86 GAA.
The 22-year-old is 14-9-3 through 27 appearances this season with a .903 save percentage and 2.47 goals-against average. He has won his last two starts, stopping 48 of 50 shots.
The Flyers are third in the Metropolitan Division and are riding a three-game winning streak.
Goaltender Vitek Vanacek (illness/lower-body) is absent this morning with an emergency backup goaltender filling in behind Nico Daws, who is in the starters net, per Devils team reporter Amanda Stein.
Smith has missed the last nine games with a knee injury. The 35-year-old has one goal and four assists in 34 games this season, his second with the Devils.
Lines from Devils practice:
Palat – Hischier – Bratt
Hughes – Haula – Toffoli
Meier – Lazar – Mercer
Holtz – Nosek - Bastian
Bahl – Nemec
Hughes - Marino
Hatakka – Miller
Smith - DeSimone
Daws in starter net
Karel Vejmelka is the starter tonight against the Philadelphia Flyers, per Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports
The 27-year-old is 6-11-2 through 21 appearances this season with an .897 save percentage and 3.33 GAA. He stopped 28 shots in relief on Thursday against the Vegas Golden Knights.
Karel Vejmelka will start in goal for the Coyotes against the Philadelphia Flyers tonight at Wells Fargo Center.— Craig Morgan (@CraigSMorgan) February 12, 2024
The Penguins have placed forward Jansen Harkins on the injured reserve.
Forward Jansen Harkins has been placed on injured reserve.— Pittsburgh Penguins (@penguins) February 12, 2024
Harkins suffered a concussion in Saturday's contest against the Winnipeg Jets.
The 26-year-old has four assists in 34 games with the Penguins this season.
He is in the second season of a two-year, $1.7 million contract with an AAV of $850,000.
A second-round pick (47th overall) by Winnipeg at the 2015 NHL Draft, Harkins was claimed off waivers by Pittsburgh on Oct. 2.
The North Vancouver, B.C. native has skated in 188 career NHL games, scoring 13 goals with 31 points split between the Jets and Penguins.