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Ice Chips: Jets' Scheifele, Vilardi to miss game vs. Maple Leafs

Mark Scheifele Winnipeg Jets Mark Scheifele - The Canadian Press

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Winnipeg Jets

Forwards Gabriel Vilardi and Mark Scheifele will not be available against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, according to head coach Rick Bowness.

Vilardi missed Monday's 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins with an undisclosed injury while Scheifele miss the team's last four games with a lower-body injury.

Both players are considered to be day-to-day.

Scheifele has 14 goals and 41 points in 41 games this season and Vilardi has 11 goals and 20 points in 26 games.

The Jets used these lines prior to their game with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday, according to team reporter Mitchell Clinton:

Connor - Namestnikov - Ehlers
Perfettin - Toninato - Iafallo
Niederreiter - Lowry - Appleton
Barron - Kupari - Johnsson-Fjallby

Morrissey - Demelo
Dillon - Pionk
Samberg - Schmidt
Chrisholm - Stanley

Goaltender Laurent Brossoit is also expected to be in net for the Jets against the Maple Leafs, according to TSN's Mark Masters. 

Brossoit, 30, has a 7-3-1 record this season with a .923 save percentage and 2.18 goals-against average 

Toronto Maple Leafs

Forward Tyler Bertuzzi will not be available to the Maple Leafs on Wednesday when they take on the Winnipeg Jets, according to head coach Sheldon Keefe.

Bertuzzi, 28, did not practice on Tuesday in order to be with his wife who is expecting.

The 6-foot-2 winger has six goals and 20 points in 45 games this season, his first with the Maple Leafs. He's currently scheduled for unrestricted free agency this summer as he plays out a one-year, $5.5 million deal.

The Maple Leafs used these lines during their morning skate in Bertuzzi's absence:

Knies - Matthews - Marner
Holmberg - Tavares - Nylander
Robertson - Domi - Jarnkrok
McMann - Kampf - Gregor

Rielly - Brodie
McCabe - Liljegren
Benoit - Timmins

Montreal Canadiens

The Canadiens assigned forward Joshua Roy to the AHL's Laval Rocket on Wednesday.

Roy, 20, appeared in six games with the Canadiens, registering a goal and two points.

The Canadiens used these lines during Wednesday's practice:

Caufield - Suzuki - Anderson
Slafkovsky - Monahan - Armia
Gallagher - Evans - Harvey-Pinard

Struble - Guhle
Xhekaj - Kovacevic


Florida Panthers

Captain Aleksander Barkov will be a game-time decision when the Panthers take on the Arizona Coyotes on Wednesday.

Barkov, 28, missed the Panthers' last four games with a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-2 centre has 11 goals and 46 points in 40 games this season.

Additionally, defenceman Gustav Forsling is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday.

Forsling was a late scratch for Monday's 4-1 win over the Nashville Predators.

The 6-foot defenceman has seven goals and 19 points in 45 games this season.

Goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky will be in net against the Coyotes on Wednesday.

The 35-year-old has a 21-10-2 record with a .908 save percentage and 2.55 goals-against average this season.

Detroit Red Wings

Forward Patrick Kane participated in Red Wings practice, according to team reporter Daniella Bruce.

Kane sustained a lower-body injury early in the Red Wing's 4-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Jan. 14 and missed the team's last four games.

He has seven goals and 16 points in 19 games this season.

The Red Wings assigned defenceman Brogan Rafferty to the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins on Wednesday.

Rafferty was recalled on Tuesday from the AHL but did not make an appearance with the team.

Arizona Coyotes

Defenceman Matt Dumba is listed as week-to-week with an upper-body injury.

Dumba left Monday's 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins after only 7:12 of ice time

The 6-foot has two goals and five points in 44 games in his first season with the Coyotes.

Forward Nick Schmaltz is expected to return to the lineup on Wednesday against the Florida Panthers, according to Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports.

Schmaltz, 27, missed the Coyotes last three games with an upper-body injury.

The 6-foot centre has 13 goals and 28 points in 42 games this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning

The Lightning assigned defenceman Philippe Myers to the AHL's Syracuse Crunch on Wednesday.

Myers, 26, appeared in five games with the Lightning this season and did not record a point.