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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. 

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


Vancouver Canucks

The Canucks have placed defenceman Carson Soucy on the injured reserve Monday and recalled defenceman Jett Woo from AHL Abbotsford. 

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. 

Ottawa Senators

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.

New York Rangers

Igor Shesterkin will be in net tonight against the Calgary Flames

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. 

Philadelphia Flyers

Goaltender Samuel Ersson will get the start tonight against the Arizona Coyotes.

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. 

New Jersey Devils

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. 

Defenceman Brendan Smith skated as an extra at practice and is not expected to play tonight against the Seattle Kraken

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

Arizona Coyotes

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. 

Pittsburgh Penguins

The Penguins have placed forward Jansen Harkins on the injured reserve. 

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.