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Alex DeBrincat Headshot

DeBrincat picked up a pair of assists in Tuesday's win over the Panthers.

DeBrincat set up both Jonathan Toews and Brandon Saad in the victory and is now up to 23 points (12) in 31 games. The 19-year-old is producing consistently on the second line and is also chipping in with the man advantage. DeBrincat dominated the OHL and has started his NHL career with a bang. Keep him rolling.
11:25 am (EST)
Telvin Smith Headshot

Smith has been cleared from the league's concussion protocol, John Oehser of the Jaguars' official website reports.

Smith missed the last two games due to his head injury, but in addition to his protocol clearance he was not listed on the Jaguars' pre-practice injury report Wednesday, which puts him on track to return to action this week.
11:25 am (EST)
Arron Afflalo Headshot

Afflalo (back) did not participate in morning shootaround due to "lingering pain and stiffness" and should still be considered questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports.

Though he's officially questionable, the fact that Afflalo missed shootaround doesn't bode well for his status Wednesday. More information should emerge as the team continues preparing for tipoff. If he's ultimately held out, D.J. Augustin and Mario Hezonja may see significant run at shooting guard out of necessity with starter Evan Fournier (ankle) also sidelined. G-League wing Jamel Artis was also called up to the NBA on Wednesday and will be in uniform.
11:24 am (EST)
Filip Chytil Headshot

Chytil was loaned to the Czech under-20 team for the purpose of playing in the 2018 IIHF World Junior Championship on Wednesday.

The 21st overall pick in the 2017 NHL Draft, Chytil played well enough to earn himself a roster spot out of training camp, but was sent to the minors after two unproductive outings. With AHL Hartford, the 18-year-old Chytil has notched 12 points after 15 contests and figures to be one of the focal points for the Czech team at the World Juniors. Expect Chytil to return to Hartford following the conclusion of the international showcase, with the final scheduled for Jan. 5.
11:21 am (EST)
Malcolm Mitchell Headshot

The Patriots don't appear to be counting on Mitchell (knee) to return from injured reserve this season, Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald reports.

A few weeks ago, it seemed that there was a more legitimate chance that Mitchell, who was shut down ahead of Week 1 with the knee issue, would be designated to return from IR, but with the wideout yet to resume practicing, it's looking unlikely that he'll play in any of the Patriots' remaining three contests. The team's recent signing of fellow wideout Kenny Britt signals that the Patriots may have already ruled out Mitchell playing at any point in 2017.
11:18 am (EST)
Nikola Jokic Headshot

Jokic (ankle) is questionable for Wednesday's tilt against the Celtics.

Jokic has missed six straight contests with a left ankle sprain, but has seemingly made good progress in his recovery and has a 50/50 shot at returning to action Wednesday. More word on his status should emerge as the team continues to prepare leading up to tipoff. If he does play, he could have a minutes limit.
11:18 am (EST)
Will Barton Headshot

Barton (back) is probable for Wednesday's contest against the Celtics.

Barton left Tuesday's game late in the fourth quarter and didn't return due to a lower back bruise. It appears the injury isn't giving him too much trouble, however, as he'll most likely play Wednesday. If for some reason he ends up sidelined, Wilson Chandler, Juancho Hernangomez and Malik Beasley could end up seeing extended run.
11:15 am (EST)
Arron Afflalo Headshot

Afflalo (back) is listed as questionable for Wednesday's game against the Clippers, but doesn't appear optimistic about his chances of suiting up for the contest, Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel reports.

The Magic will likely wait and see how Afflalo fares during the team's morning shootaround and pregame warmups before determining his fate, but don't be surprised if the veteran is held out for the first time in December. Afflalo has enjoyed a stable role in the Magic's rotation over the last seven games, but is averaging just 3.7 points and 1.6 rebounds in 19.1 minutes per appearance over that span.
11:13 am (EST)
Aaron Gordon Headshot

Gordon (concussion) took contact during the team's morning shootaround, marking the final phase of the league's concussion protocol, John Denton of OrlandoMagic.com reports. That said, he'll remain questionable until cleared by an independent physician.

This is certainly good news for the Magic and Gordon, whose recovery is seemingly going well. A final decision won't be made until later in the day, however. If he's ultimately held out, Marreese Speights, Mario Hezonja and Adreian Payne could all see expanded roles.
11:12 am (EST)
Monte Morris Headshot

Morris was assigned to the G League's Rio Grande Valley Vipers on Wednesday.

The Nuggets recalled Morris ahead of Tuesday's game against the Pistons, with the rookie making his NBA debut in the 103-84 victory and logging three minutes. Third in the pecking order at point guard behind Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay, Morris seems unlikely to enter head coach Michael Malone's rotation this season, barring an injury to one of the latter two players.
11:09 am (EST)
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