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Ice Chips: Marner yet to skate since injury


Keep updated on all the injury news and roster updates from around the NHL with daily Ice Chips.

Toronto Maple Leafs

Forward Mitch Marner has not returned to practice. Head coach Sheldon Keefe said earlier in the week that he is unlikely to play against the Philadelphia Flyers on Thursday.

Keefe added that Marner has not skated since Thursday's game in Boston.

Leafs defenceman Jake McCabe returned to practice on Wednesday after he missed Monday's session for maintenance.

McCabe played 21:53 in Saturday's win over the Montreal Canadiens, recording one assist. He has six goals and 23 points in 57 games this season.

Bertuzzi - Matthews - Jarnkrok
Domi - Tavares - Nylander
Knies - Kampf - McMann
Holmberg - Dewar - Reaves
Robertson, Gregor

Brodie - McCabe
Rielly - Lyubushkin
Edmundson - Liljegren
Benoit, Giordano, Timmins


Winnipeg Jets

Jets forward Gabriel Vilardi is working out off ice but is not expected to resume skating for the next couple days, according to Winnipeg head coach Rick Bowness.

The 24-year-old is currently day-to-day with an upper-body injury he sustained on Feb. 29 against the Dallas Stars. The injury has caused him to miss the past six games.

Vilardi has 16 goals and 30 points in 38 games this season.

The Jets projected lines for Wednesday's game against the Nashville Predators:

Connor - Scheifele - Ehlers
Iafallo - Monahan - Toffoli
Niederreiter - Lowry - Appleton
Barron - Namestnikov - Perfetti

Morrissey - DeMelo
Dillon - Pionk
Samberg - Miller


Montreal Canadiens

Forwards Josh Anderson, Tanner Pearson, and Juraj Slafkovsky, as well as defencemen Mike Matheson and David Savard will not participate in Wednesday's practice for therapy days.

The 19-year-old Slafkovsky has taken several therapy days over the past week but has not missed a game due to injury. The former No. 1 overall pick said the therapy days are nothing to worry about.

"No, I'm all good. I'm always ready to play," Slafkovsky said during intermission of Tuesday's 3-0 win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. "I'll be ready every game."

Slafkovsky has 14 goals and 34 points in 65 games this season.

Calgary Flames

Flames winger A.J. Greer participated in Wednesday's practice in full gear, according to TSN's Salim Valji.

The 27-year-old has not played since Jan. 25 due to an ankle injury. He has six goals and 10 points in 47 games this season.

Valji adds that centre Connor Zary and goaltender Dustin Wolf were also on the ice Wednesday.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators practiced with the following line on Wednesday:



Vancouver Canucks

Defenceman Tyler Myers was on the ice with the team Wednesday for the second straight day but appears unlikely to play tonight against the Colorado Avalanche. TSN's Farhan Lalji reports it's more likely that he returns on Saturday against the Washington Capitals.

Canucks lines from Tuesday's practice:

Lines from yesterday:


DeSmith starts

Edmonton Oilers

Stuart Skinner will get the start in net Wednesday night as they take on the Washington Capitals. 

Oilers Projected Lineup vs. Washington:

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

Ekholm - Bouchard
Nurse - Desharnais
Kulak - Ceci


New Jersey Devils

The Devils recalled defenceman Santeri Katakka from the AHL's Utica Comets to replace the injured Jonas Sigenthaler. He will join the team for Wednesday's practice.

Siegenthaler was injured in Monday's game against the New York Rangers when he was elbowed in the head by Rangers' forward Matt Rempe. Rempe was suspended four games for the hit.

Head coach Travis Green said Siegenthaler will be out for "an extended period of time".

Green also said there is a "strong possibility" defenceman John Marino will miss tomorrow's game with an upper-body injury, calling him day-to-day.

New Jersey practiced with the following lines:

Hughes – Hischier – Mercer
Bratt – Haula – Meier
Palat – Nosek – Holtz
MacDermid/Foote – Tierney – Lazar

Hughes – Nemec
Bahl – DeSimone
Hatakka – Smith

St. Louis Blues

The Blues signed defenceman Matthew Kessel to a two-year, one-way contract extension worth $1.6 million ($800,000 AAV), the team announced on Wednesday.

The 23-year-old has registered three assists in 23 games this season.