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Ice Chips: Maple Leafs recall Benoit from Marlies


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Toronto Maple Leafs

The Toronto Maple Leafs have recalled defenceman Simon Benoit from the Toronto Marlies of the AHL, the team announced on Saturday.

Benoit has yet to play a game for the Leafs organization after he was signed as a free agent this past offseason. He spent his first three seasons in the NHL with the Anaheim Ducks, where he appeared in 137 games and totaled four goals and 15 points. 

The Maple Leafs play their second contest of the season on Saturday after defeating the Montreal Canadiens 6-5 in overtime on Wednesday. Ilya Samsonov will start in net against the Minnesota Wild

Chicago Blackhawks

Taylor Hall, who was considered week-to-week with an upper-body injury according to head coach Luke Richardson on Friday, was spotted skating at practice on Saturday.

 Hall was traded to the Blackhawks on June 26 along with Nick Foligno, and registered an assist in his first two games with the team. 

San Jose Sharks

The San Jose Sharks placed centre Mikael Granlund on injured reserve with a lower-body injury on Friday, and have recalled forward Jacob Peterson in a corresponding move on Saturday.

Granlund, 31, was acquired via trade from the Pittsburgh Penguins in August. He did not register a point in his only game with the Sharks. 

Peterson has played in 77 games across three NHL seasons, and he scored two goals with eight points in 11 games with San Jose in 2022-23. 

Detroit Red Wings

The Detroit Red Wings recalled forward Zach Aston-Reese from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday, the team announced. 

Aston-Reese, 29, joins the Red Wings for his fourth NHL squad in the past four seasons. After debuting in 2017-18 with the Pittsburgh Penguins and spending the first five seasons of his career there, Aston-Reese has bounced from the Anaheim Ducks in 2021-22 to the Toronto Maple Leafs a season ago before joining Detroit this year.

In 307 career NHL games, the Staten Island native has 42 goals and 80 points.  

Vegas Golden Knights

Head coach Bruce Cassidy indicated that defenceman Alex Pietrangelo will be held out of the lineup for Saturday's game against the Anaheim Ducks.

Pietrangelo is the Golden Knights' captain and helped lead the team to their first Stanley Cup title last year. He suffered an upper-body injury when an errant puck struck him in the side of the head in Thursday's season opener. 

Vancouver Canucks

Canucks defenceman Carson Soucy skated with the team in practice on Saturday as he continues to recover from a knee injury. 

This means there will be seven defencemen skating for Vancouver whenever Soucy is able to return, assuming no other player is moved to accommodate.

Edmonton Oilers

Markus Niemelainen cleared waivers for the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday. 

The 25-year-old defenceman was placed on waivers yesterday and was not claimed by another team. He will be sent to the Bakersfield Condors of the AHL - he played in 30 games with them a season ago.

In 53 career NHL games, all with the Oilers, Niemelainen has one assist.  

Philadelphia Flyers

Per Kevin Kurz of The Athletic, Tyson Foerster and Emil Andrae will play against the Ottawa Senators, and Carter Hart will be the goaltender. 

Egor Zamula and Bobby Brink will not be in the lineup on Saturday.  

Minnesota Wild

It will be the same lineup as their season opener for the Wild, with Filip Gustavsson in net.

Gustavsson posted a 41-save shutout in their season-opening victory on Thursday. 

St. Louis Blues

The St. Louis Blues held an optional skate ahead of their game against the Seattle Kraken on Saturday. They skated the following lines:




The Blues lost their season opener in a shootout against the Dallas Stars

Columbus Blue Jackets

The Columbus Blue Jackets activated Mathieu Olivier off injured reserve and have placed forward Eric Robinson on waivers for the purpose of sending him to AHL Cleveland.

Robinson has been with the Blue Jackets for each of his seven NHL seasons. He has 37 goals and 81 points in 260 career games.