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Ice Chips: Jets' Scheifele participates in optional skate, remains day-to-day


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Winnipeg Jets

Forwards Mark Scheifele and Gabriel Vilardi participated in the Jet's optional skate in  regular practice jerseys on Tuesday in Toronto, according to team reporter Mitchell Clinton.

Scheifele, 30, missed the team's last four games and is considered day-to-day with a lower-body injury while Vilardi missed Monday's 4-1 loss to the Boston Bruins with an undisclosed injury.

Head coach Rick Bowness told reporters that both players remain day-to-day but doesn't rule them out of playing against the Maple Leafs on Wednesday.

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

Toronto Maple Leafs

Forward Tyler Bertuzzi was absent from Maple Leafs' practice on Tuesday to be with his wife who is expecting

Bertuzzi has six goals and 20 points in 45 games this season.

The Maple Leafs used these lines during Tuesday's practice:

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

Rielly - Brodie
McCabe - Liljegren
Benoit - Timmins
Giordano - Lagesson


Absent: Bertuzzi

Montreal Canadiens

Canadiens forward Tanner Pearson will return to the lineup on Tuesday when his team takes on the Ottawa Senators.

Pearson, 31, has been out of the lineup since Dec. 9 after sustaining an upper-body injury.

The 6-foot-1 forward was acquired from the Vancouver Canucks in September in exchange for goaltender Casey DeSmith and is an unrestricted free agent at the end of the season.

Pearson has four goals and eight points in 27 games this season.

The Canadiens assigned forward Mitchell Stephens to the AHL's Laval Rocket after he cleared waivers on Tuesday.

 Stephens, 26, appeared in 23 games with the Canadiens this season, recording two goals and three points.

Ottawa Senators

The Senators used these lines during Tuesday's morning skate prior to their game against the Montreal Canadiens:

Tkachuk - Norris - Giroux
Greig - Stutzle - Batherson
Joseph - Pinto - Tarasenko
Kelly - Chartier - MacEwen
Kubalik - Kastelic

Sanderson - Zub
Chabot - Chychrun
Brannstrom - Benard-Docker 

Calgary Flames

The Flames recalled forward Cole Schwindt from the AHL's Calgary Wranglers on Tuesday.

Schwindt, 22, was acquired from the Florida Panthers, along with forward Jonathan Huberdeau and MacKenzie Weeger, in exchange for forward Matthew Tkachuk in July of 2022.

The 6-foot-2 forward played three games with the Panthers during the 2021-22 campaign and has yet to make an appearance with the Flames.

Schwindt has eight goals and 20 points in 37 games with the Wranglers this season.

Jacob Markstrom is expected to make the start in net on Tuesday against the St. Louis Blues after a 10-day absence.

Markstrom, 33, hasn't played since Jan. 13 after sustaining a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-6 netminder has a 13-11-2 record with a .910 save percentage and 2.71 goals-against average this season.

The Flames are projected to use these lines for their game against the Blues on Tuesday:

Huberdeau - Lindholm - Sharangovich
Zary - Kadri - Coronato
Mangiapane - Backlund - Coleman
Greer - Schwindt - Klapka

Weegar - Andersson
Hanifin - Tanev
Oesterle - Gilbert


Edmonton Oilers

The Oilers assigned defenceman Phil Kemp to the AHL's Bakersfield Condors on Tuesday.

Kemp, 24,  made his NHL debut during Saturday's 2-1 overtime loss to the Montreal Canadiens and did not record a point.

The 6-foot-3 defenceman has five assists in 26 games with the Condors this season.

Tampa Bay Lightning

Defenceman Erik Cernak skated with his team for the first time since sustaining an upper-body injury on Jan. 11, according to team reporter Gabby Shirley.

Cernak, 26, sustained the injury during the Lightning's 4-3 overtime win over the New Jersey Devils on Jan. 11 and missed the team's last four games.

Head coach Jon Cooper added that Cernak will not be available on Tuesday against the Philadelphia Flyers and is considered to be day-to-day.

The 6-foot-3 defenceman is on the first season of an eight-year, $41.6 million deal.

Cernak has five assists in 39 games this season.

Arizona Coyotes

Defenceman Matt Dumba did not travel with the team on their upcoming three-game road trip, according to Craig Morgan of PHNX Sports.

Dumba left Monday's 5-2 victory over the Pittsburgh Penguins after only 7:12 of ice time with an upper-body injury.

The 6-foot defenceman is expected to miss the Coyotes' next three games and give him a rest over the All-Star break.

Dumba has two goals and five points in 44 games in his first season with the Coyotes.

The Coyotes recalled defenceman Victor Soderstrom from the AHL's Tucson Roadrunners on Tuesday.

Soderstrom, 22, was drafted 11th overall by the Coyotes in the 2019 draft.

The 5-foot-11 defenceman has eight goals and 21 points in 38 games in the AHL this season.

Detroit Red Wings

Forward Patrick Kane, defenceman Ben Chiarot, and goaltender Vile Husso could all return to the Red Wings' lineup before the All-Star break begins on Feb. 1, according to head coach Derek Lalonde.

Lalonde added that the team could elect to keep them out until after the break in order for them to become fully healthy.

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 three games.

Since signing a one-year deal with Detroit on Nov. 28, the 5-foot-10 star winger has seven goals and 16 points in 19 games this season.

Chiarot, 32, will miss his second straight game on Tuesday after sustaining an upper-body injury on Jan. 19 against the Carolina Hurricanes.

He has three goals and 12 points in 45 games this season.

Husso, 28, hasn't played since Dec. 18 and was designated week-to-week with a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-3 netminder has a 9-5-2 record with a .893 save percentage and 3.53 goals-against average this season.

Detroit recalled defenceman Brogan Rafferty from the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins on Tuesday.

The 28-year-old has two goals and 15 points in 35 games with the Griffins this season.

Minnesota Wild

Forward Frederick Gaudreau will return to the lineup on Tuesday when his team takes on the Washington Capitals, according to Joe Smith of The Athletic.

Gaudreau missed the team's last two games with an upper-body injury.

The 30-year-old centre has three goals and 10 points in 34 games this season.

Additionally, the team is still evaluating goaltender Marc-Andre Fleury after taking a shoulder to the head from Florida Panthers forward William Lockwood on Friday.

Lockwood was suspended three games for the hit and Fleury missed Sunday's 5-2 win over the Carolina Hurricanes.

The 39-year-old netminder has an 8-9-3 record with an .897 save percentage and 2.59 goals-against average

New York Islanders

Semyon Varlamov is expected to start in net on Thursday against the Montreal Canadiens, according to head coach Patrick Roy.

Varlamov, 35, hasn't started since Jan. 2 after he sustained a lower-body injury during a 5-4 overtime loss to the Colorado Avalanche.

The 6-foot-2 netminder has a 6-4-2 record with a .918 save percentage and 2.78 goals-against average.

San Jose Sharks

The Sharks assigned forward Scott Sabourin to the AHL's San Jose Barracuda on Tuesday.

Sabourin, 31, appeared in three games with the Sharks this season without recording a point.

Vegas Golden Knights

The Golden Knights assigned defenceman Daniil Miromanov and goaltender Jiri Patera to the AHL's Henderson Silver Knights on Tuesday.

Miromanov, 26, last appeared for the Golden Knights in December of 2022 and has been out long-term with a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-4 defenceman is being sent to the Silver Knights on a conditioning stint.

Miromanov recorded two goals and six points in 14 games last year.

Patera, 24, appeared in five games for the Golden Knights this season while Adin Hill was recovering from injury.

The 6-foot-3 netminder has a 1-3-0 record with a .901 save percentage and 3.75 goals-against average.

Anaheim Ducks

The Ducks recalled defenceman Olen Zellweger from the AHL's San Diego Gulls on Tuesday.

Zellweger, 20, was drafted 34th overall by the Ducks in the 2021 draft.

The 5-foot-9 defenceman has eight goals and 25 points in 34 games in the AHL and is expected to make his NHL debut against the Buffalo Sabres on Tuesday.

Seattle Kraken

The Kraken activated goaltender Philipp Grubauer off of injured reserve on Tuesday.

Grubauer, 32, hasn't played since Dec. 9 due to a lower-body injury.

The 6-foot-1 goaltender has a 5-9-1 record this season with an .884 save percentage and 3.25 goals-against average.

The Kraken assigned netminder Chris Driedger to the AHL's Coachella Valley Firebirds in a corresponding move.

Driedger, 29, appeared in two games with the Kraken this season and has a 1-1-0 record with a .917 save percentage and 2.51 goals-against average

Washington Capitals

The Capitals activated defenceman Rasmus Sandin off injured reserve on Tuesday.

Sandin, 23, has missed the team's last eight-games  with an upper-body injury.

The 5-foot-11 defenceman has 11 assists in 36 games this season.

The Capitals assigned forward Hendrix Lapierre to the AHL's Hershey Bears in a corresponding move.

Lapierre, 21, appeared in 25 games and reocrded two goals and seven points this season.

Buffalo Sabres

Defenceman Erik Johnson will miss the team's game against the Anaheim Ducks on Tuesday, according to head coach Don Granato.

Johnson, 35, left Thursday's 3-0 win over the Chicago Blackhawks with an upper-body injury and missed the team's last two games.

Granato added that the 6-foot-4 defenceman could return on Saturday against the San Jose Sharks.

Johnson has three goals in 41 games this season.

Philadelphia Flyers

The Flyers placed forward Owen Tippett on injured reserve on Tuesday.

Tippett, 24, left Saturday's 7-4 loss to the Colorado Avalanche with an upper-body injury.

The 6-foot-1 winger has 18 goals and 30 points in 46 games this season.

Philadelphia has recalled goaltender Cal Petersen from the AHL's Leigh Valley Phantoms in a corresponding move.

Petersen, 29, has a 5-8-2 record with the Phantoms this season with an .890 save percentage and 3.26 goals-against average.