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Ice Chips: Sens' Stutzle out, Chabot returns vs. Devils

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

Ottawa Senators

Forward Tim Stutzle will miss Saturday's game against the New Jersey Devils and is considered day-to-day with an upper-body injury. 

The 22-year-old Stutzle has tallied 18 goals and 52 assists over 75 games with the Sens in 2023-24, his fourth year in the NHL.

In other injury news, defenceman Thomas Chabot will return to the lineup after missing the past four games with a lower-body injury. 

Chabot, 27, has eight goals and 20 assists over 44 games this season. 

The Senators also re-assigned re-assigned defenceman Tyler Kleven to the AHL.

Montreal Canadiens

The Habs will be without two of their defencemen for Saturday's clash against the Toronto Maple Leafs as Kaiden Guhle and Arber Xhekaj will both be sidelined with upper-body injuries. 

AHL defenceman Justin Barron has been recalled from the Laval Rocket. 

Guhle, 22, has six goals and 16 assists over 70 games this season, his second in the NHL with the Canadiens. 

The 23-year-old Xhekaj, also playing in his second season in the NHL, has three goals and seven assists over 44 games. 

Tampa Bay Lightning

Forward Anthony Cirelli is day-to-day with an upper-body injury and will not be available Saturday for the Tampa Bay Lightning when they face the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Cirelli, 26, has 19 goals and 24 assists in 75 games this season.

Dallas Stars

Forward Mavrik Bourque will make his NHL debut for the Dallas Stars against the Chicago Blackhawks on Saturday, head coach Pete DeBoer said.

Bourque, 22, tallied 26 goals and 46 assists in 66 games with the Texas Stars of the American Hockey League this season.

The Plessisville, Que., native was selected 30th overall by the Stars in 2020.

Calgary Flames

Calgary Flames forward Mikael Backlund will be a game-time decision for Saturday's Battle of Alberta. 

No reason was provided for Backlund's status, Julian McKenzie reports.

Backlund logged just over 20 minutes of ice time in the Flames 5-2 loss to the Winnipeg Jets on Thursday.

The 35 year old has 15 goals and 23 helpers in 75 games this season.