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The Montreal Canadiens will have three players making their pre-season debuts against the Toronto Maple Leafs at the Bell Centre on Monday night.

Sean Monahan, Josh Anderson, and Madison Bowey have fully recovered from their injuries and are ready for game action.

Monahan will play centre between Jonathan Drouin and Anderson, while Bowey will play on the right side next to Corey Schueneman.

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The line of Evgenii Dadonov, Christian Dvorak, and Brendan Gallagher will get another game together, while Kirby Dach will play next to Mike Hoffman and Juraj Slafkovsky. The fourth line is Xavier Simoneau, Brandon Gignac, and Alex Belzile.

Mike Matheson will play with Otto Leskinen as Leskinen gets another look after an impressive game against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday. The other pairing is Arber Xhekaj and Justin Barron as they try and make their claim for a spot in the opening night NHL lineup.

Jake Allen, fresh off his contract extension, will make the start.

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Ice Chips Brock Boeser Vancouver Canucks healthy scratch – TSN

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


Vancouver Canucks

Forward Brock Boeser will be a healthy scratch Saturday against the Arizona Coyotes, according to TSN’s Farhan Lalji. Boeser has spent much of the past three games on the third line. 

“Sometimes tough love is tough love. I know he’s capable of being much better,” said head coach Bruce Boudreau. “We want to win and we need him over the long haul to win. We need to be better. It could have been one of a few guys.”

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Boeser has three goals and 11 assists in 18 games this season. He will be replaced by Jake Studnicka in the lineup.

Canucks lines at practice:

Höglander-Horvat-Miller
Mikheyev-Pettersson-Kuzmenko
Joshua-Dries-Garland
Lazar-Åman-Studnicka

OEL-Bear
Hughes-Schenn
Stillman-Myers

Extras: Boeser, Dermott, Burroughs

Spencer Martin will start.


Montreal Canadiens

Jake Allen will get the start in net against the Edmonton Oilers on Saturday, while forward Brendan Gallagher will miss his second straight game due to a lower-body injury, Montreal Canadiens head coach Martin St. Louis confirmed. 

Allen, 32, has gone 7-8-0 in 15 starts and has a 3.40 goals-against average and .898 save percentage so far this season.

Gallagher is suffering from a lower-body injury and will miss his second game in a row. The 30-year-old has three goals and five assists in 22 games in 2022-23.


Edmonton Oilers

Stuart Skinner will make his 12 start of the season for the Edmonton Oilers against the Canadiens. 

Skinner, 24, has a record of 6-5 along with a 2.91 goals-against average and .914 save percentage.

Projected lineup as per Tony Brar:

Draisaitl-McDavid-Hyman
Janmark-RNH-Puljujarvi
Holloway-Malone-Benson

Nurse-Ceci
Kulak-Barrie
Broberg-Bouchard

Skinner


Tampa Bay Lightning

Tampa Bay Lightning head coach Jon Cooper said that centre Anthony Cirelli will make his season debut against the Toronto Maple Leafs on Saturday.

Cirelli had 17 goals and 26 assists in 76 games last season.

Lines at morning skate ahead of matchup with Leafs, as per TSN’s Mark Masters:

Hagel – Point – Kucherov
Stamkos – Paul – Killorn
Namestnikov – Cirelli – Colton
Maroon – Bellemare – Perry

Hedman – Sergachev
Cole – Cernak
Bogosian – Perbix
Foote 

Vasilevskiy starts 


Calgary Flames

Projected lineup vs. Washington Capitals:

Vladar starts 

Huberdeau-Lindholm-Toffoli
Dube-Kadri-Mangiapane
Ruzicka-Backlund-Coleman
Lucic-Rooney-Lewis

Hanifin-Andersson
Weegar-Tanev
Zadorov-Stone


Toronto Maple Leafs

Projected lineup vs. Lightning on Saturday, as per TSN’s Mark Masters:

Bunting – Matthews – Nylander 
Robertson – Tavares – Marner 
Kerfoot – Kampf – Engvall 
Aston-Reese – Holmberg – Simmonds 

Giordano – Holl 
Sandin – Liljegren 
Mete – Hollowell

Murray starts 

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