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Toronto Maple Leafs
Justin Holl is no longer any longer going to play when the Maple Leafs talk to the Montreal Canadiens on Monday (7 p.m. ET; TSN2, RDS, SNO, NHL.TV), but coach Sheldon Keefe mentioned he doesn’t imagine the defenseman will likely be out future.
Holl left in the third duration after being hit in the face by the puck at some stage in a 5-1 protect in opposition to the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday.
“He’s doing well, he’s lawful feeling dejected as of late, which is understandable,” Keefe mentioned Sunday. “Nevertheless we’re no longer expecting him to miss any major time.”
Holl has scored 19 ingredients (two objectives, 17 assists) in 51 games this season.
The Maple Leafs are first in the seven-team Scotia North Division, 9 ingredients forward of the 2nd-region Edmonton Oilers, and own clinched a berth in the Stanley Cup Playoffs. — Mike Zeisberger
Adam Lowry is anticipated to return for the Jets after they talk to the Ottawa Senators on Monday (7 p.m. ET; TSN5, RDS2, TSN3, NHL.TV).
Lowry has missed four games after being hit in the pinnacle in opposition to the Toronto Maple Leafs on April 22.
“So he got thru [practice] as of late in a (popular) blue sweater,” coach Paul Maurice mentioned Sunday. “He became as soon as appropriate. Felt stable. Moved factual. If he feels appropriate tomorrow to come then we will establish in thoughts him a participant and build some strains encourage together that we’ve had previously.”
Maurice mentioned Lowry would plod encourage to heart on a line with forwards Andrew Copp and Mason Appleton.
Lowry, who has scored 20 ingredients (eight objectives, 12 assists) in 46 games, mentioned Sunday he did no longer own a concussion from the hit by Toronto forward Alex Galchenyuk. He mentioned his neck became as soon as bothering him while he became as soon as out but that he’s involved to play Monday.
“You ought to win encourage into the lineup, you ought to make a contribution,” Lowry mentioned. “I do know the scheme I will play. I do know what I stop that makes me efficient, and if I’m no longer doing those things, I’m no longer going to be an efficient participant. A pair shifts and I would possibly perhaps perhaps well serene be factual encourage into it.”
The Jets are third in the seven-team Scotia North Division, five ingredients in the encourage of the 2nd-region Edmonton Oilers and two ingredients forward of the fourth-region Montreal Canadiens. The tip four groups in the division qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Maple Leafs own already clinched. — Tim Campbell
Defensemen Brandon Carlo and Kevan Miller will play Monday (7 p.m. ET; SNW, SNP, MSG+, NESN, NHL.TV) or Tuesday in encourage-to-encourage games on the Unique Jersey Devils, but no longer on the identical night time, coach Bruce Cassidy mentioned Sunday.
“My wager is Kevan will likely be tomorrow to come and Carlo Tuesday, but I truly would like to confirm that with the medical team because they’ve a conception in region for every of those avid gamers — what’s the suitable approach for them to return out of it the suitable for Thursday (in opposition to the Unique York Rangers),” Cassidy mentioned. “So I will double-test on that.”
Carlo has missed the past 17 games with an better-body be troubled he sustained in a 4-1 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins on April 1. He has scored three ingredients (two objectives, one abet) in 23 games.
Miller missed five games from April 15-22 with an undisclosed be troubled and 20 games from Feb. 21-April 5 with a lower-body be troubled. He has played the past five games for the Bruins and has scored four ingredients (one operate, three assists) in 24 games this season.
Boston is fourth in the eight-team MassMutual East Division, one point in the encourage of the third-region Unique York Islanders and eight ingredients forward of the fifth-region Unique York Rangers. The tip four groups in the division qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs, and the Penguins, Washington Capitals and Islanders own already clinched. — Tracey Myers