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NHL Buzz: Slafkovsky to play Canadiens vs. Stars

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Yurai Slavkovsky has an upper body injury and will not be in the lineup for Saturday’s game against the Dallas Stars (7 p.m. ET, NHLN, CITY, SNE, TVAS, BSSWX).

The No. 1 pick in the 2022 NHL Draft, the forward scored his first goal in the NHL (first point in five games) in a 6-2 victory over the Arizona Coyotes on Thursday. he is day to day

Forward Rem Pittrick After a healthy scratch of 3 games, come back. He took Slafkovsky’s position in his fourth row, Jake Evans When Mike Hoffman In the morning skating at the Bell Center.

“[Evans]came up to me and said, ‘Let’s go tonight,'” Pittrick said. I am excited to be back with you.

Injured defenseman Joel Edmundson (lower body) and forward Joel Armia (Upper body) participated in the morning skating, but has missed both.

“It’s not intense, so it’s a soft entrance,” said coach Martin St. Louis. “There isn’t a lot of physical contact or touch with the reading that they would do in a practice environment, so I think it’s a good way to reintroduce them.” Sean Farrell

Winnipeg Jets

Nikolai Ehlers He was placed on the injured reserve list on Friday due to an undisclosed injury, dating back to October 18. Transfer is expected he will miss 7-10 days.

Ehlers has not played the past two games since a 4-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Oct. 17.

“It’s not as bad as it sounds,” manager Rick Bowness said Saturday. “It’s not as bad as the worst concerns. He’ll be fine. We’re hoping for a week to 10 days. It shouldn’t be longer than expected.” [timeline]There is nothing fundamental that this is going to be longer. At this stage, we are still thinking about the original timeframe. “

Ehlers attended a morning skate at Denver’s Ball Arena and left early Wednesday with a 4-3 overtime victory. He also missed a game in which he lost 5–2 to the Knights in Vegas Golden on Thursday.

Ehlers has three assists this season. Last season, he scored 55 goals (28 points and 27 assists) in 62 games.

Winnipeg recalled to forward Dominic Tonynert from Manitoba in the American Hockey League on Friday.

Bowness will coach the first game against the Jets when they host the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday (7 p.m. ET; CBC, CITY, SNO, SNW, SNP, ESPN+, SN NOW). He has not been with the team since testing positive for COVID-19 on October 14. — Darrin Booming

Minnesota Wild

jordan greenway He was placed on the injured reserve list on Saturday with an upper body injury.

The forward was sent off in the first period of Thursday’s 4-3 win over the Vancouver Canucks. It was his season debut after offseason shoulder surgery.

Wild recalled forward Mason Shaw from Iowa State of the American Hockey League on Friday.

John Merrill Revitalized in the IR off, he is expected to make his season debut against the Boston Bruins. The defenseman was injured while he was playing at the 2022 IIHF World Championship in May.

defense man Andrei Sustor Waived Friday for the purpose of sending him to Iowa.

pittsburgh penguins

Jake Genzel Coach Mike Sullivan said he will travel with the Penguins for a five-game road trip while he is being evaluated for an upper body injury.

The forward, who didn’t practice Friday, left with a 6-1 win against the Los Angeles Kings on Thursday after being hit in the ear by a shot from the Pittsburgh defense Chris Lettan 6:51 in the third period.It happened after Genzel received a high shoulder hit forward from Los Angeles Brendan Lemieux 4:20.

First-line left winger Genzel has scored five goals (three goals and two assists) in four games. He led the Penguins last season with 40 goals in 76 appearances.

“[Guentzel] He’s a great player and does a lot for us,” said the captain. Sidney Crosby Said. “He’s not an easy player to replace. So when you’re injured, you have to find a way to make up for the players you’ve lost and what they’ve brought. I think we’ll do that together.”

The journey begins Saturday with the Columbus Blue Jackets (7 p.m. ET; BSOH, ATTSN-PT, ESPN+, SN NOW).

Danton Heinen Replaced Gentzel on the line with Crosby center and right wing Rickard Raquel practicing on Friday. Rakell has overtaken his Guentzel spot in the top powerplay unit.

“Whatever the combination of lines, [Heinen] He’s the man who I think is always talked about. [to move up in the lineup]said Sullivan.

Pittsburgh is set to go Saturday with 11 forwards and 7 defensemen. — Wes Crosby