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Ice Chips: Leafs' Jones back in net vs. Sharks Tuesday

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

Toronto Maple Leafs

Goaltender Martin Jones will start Tuesday against the San Jose Sharks, head coach Sheldon Keefe told reporters.

Jones backstopped Toronto to a 4-1 victory over the Sharks Saturday night, stopping 23 of 24 shots. He owns a 7-3-0 record, 2.08 goals-against average and a save percentage of .932 in 11 games for the Maple Leafs this season.

Meanwhile, forward Nick Robertson remained in a grey sweater ahead of practice Monday, reports TSN's Mark Masters.

He is projected to sit his third straight game barring a lineup change Tuesday night.

Robertson last appeared in a game on Jan. 2 against the Los Angeles Kings, playing 8:39. He has five goals and 11 points in 24 games this season.

Toronto also announced William Nylander's eight-year, $92 million extension on Monday. Click here to read more about the deal.

Here were the Leafs' lines Monday morning:

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

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


Calgary Flames

The Calgary Flames placed forward Kevin Rooney on waivers, it was announced Monday afternoon.

Rooney, 30, has one assist in 17 games so far this season, his first with the Flames. He's also played 52 games with the AHL's Calgary Wranglers, tallying five goals and 12 assists for 17 points.

The Canton, Mass., native has played parts of seven NHL seasons split between the New Jersey Devils, New York Rangers and Flames. He has 24 goals and 46 points in 227 career NHL regular season games.

Meanwhile, the Flames announced Monday that forward Jakob Pelletier and defenceman Yan Kuznetsov have been sent to the Wranglers. Neither have appeared in an NHL game so far this season. 

The 22-year-old Pelletier has 16 goals and 37 points in 35 AHL games this season.  

Kuznetsov, 21, has two goals and seven points in 31 AHL games. 

Minnesota Wild

Forward Marcus Foligno said via Michael Russo of The Athletic that he is good to go for Monday's game against the Dallas Stars.

Foligno has been out since Dec. 31 with a lower-body injury.

The 32-year-old has six goals and 15 points in 35 games so far this season, his seventh with the Wild.

Meanwhile, Russo reports that Jonas Brodin, Filip Gustavsson and Kirill Kaprizov are all skating and progressing toward returns from their respective injuries.

Florida Panthers

Forward Sam Bennett left Florida's 8-4 win over the Colorado Avalanche on Sunday with an upper-body injury but was back staking at practice Monday, according to team reporter Jameson Olive.

Head coach Paul Maurice told reporters after the session the team believes Bennett is fine, but they will check on him again Tuesday before confirming his status against the St. Louis Blues later that evening. Bennett also said Monday he feels good. 

Bennett played 10:58 before departing Sunday. Maurice downplayed the injury's severity after the game.

The 27-year-old has seven goals and 14 points in 27 games so far this season for the Panthers.