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S. Chmelevski - F
Chmelevski scored five goals in OHL Ottawa's 6-3 win over North Bay on Monday.
Chmelevski's banner year continues. Following Monday's explosion, the 2017 sixth-round selection has now posted 29 goals and 65 points in 46 games this season for the 67's. Chmelevski also did a nice job in a depth role in helping Team USA win a silver medal at the World Junior Championship in January. Chmelevski has developed into one of the few true bright spots in what is a lean San Jose prospect pool.
Added 2:46 pm (EST)
D. Weise - F
The Canadiens shifted Weise to AHL Laval on Tuesday.
Weise has provided the Canadiens with some valuable physical play as a bottom-six forward recently, but the veteran winger will give up his spot on the roster for the return of Paul Byron (forearm) from a multi-week absence. Weise should remain among the first names considered for recall should injuries arise up front.
Added 2:39 pm (EST)
A. Sekera - D
Sekera will suit up against the Coyotes on Tuesday, his first game of the 2018-19 campaign.
Sekera hasn't played in an NHL game since April 2 and will be in the lineup for the first time in over 10 months. The Slovak figures to see limited minutes as he gets himself back up to game speed, likely in the 15-18 range. Once he shakes off the rust, the blueliner could also see time on the power play, which bolsters his fantasy value.
Added 2:29 pm (EST)
R. Panik - F
Panik (illness) didn't make the trip to Edmonton for Tuesday's game against the Oilers like he was initially expected to do, Craig Morgan of The Athletic reports.
Panik will thus miss his third straight game due to illness, leaving Thursday against Vancouver as the only date left on the three-game Canadian road trip. Thanks to a general lack of current top-level talent in Arizona, Panik has managed to make his way consistently into the lineup when healthy. In his seventh season at the top level, Panik has posted 24 points and 11 goals, already besting or matching all but one season in those categories. Without him available Tuesday, the Coyotes seem likely to send the same group of forwards out to face the Oilers.
Added 2:26 pm (EST)
Byron (forearm) has been medically cleared for Tuesday's clash with Columbus and was taken off IR.
Byron missed the last six games due to his forearm issue and figures to slot back into a top-six role with the team, though a bottom-six assignment would allow him to be eased back into the lineup. In 36 games this year, the 29-year-old tallied 10 goals and nine helpers. If he can stay healthy, which has been a problem for the Ottawa native all year, he could still push for the 30-point mark.
Added 2:24 pm (EST)
D. Byfuglien - D
Byfuglien (lower body) will not make the three-game, west coast road trip that extends through Sunday's game against the Coyotes, Brian Munz of TSN 1290 Winnipeg reports.
Byfuglien's absence will leave a gaping void on the back end for the Jets. It's not a new occurrence, as the veteran blueliner has missed varying lengths of time on three other occasions this season, dressing for just 37 of the team's 59 games. His next opportunity to retake the ice arrives next Tuesday against the Wild. In a corresponding move, the Jets added Tucker Poolman from AHL Manitoba to give them seven healthy defensemen for the trip.
Added 1:58 pm (EST)
Byron (forearm) is a game-time decision for Tuesday's home game against Columbus, John Lu of TSN.ca reports.
The 29-year-old was able to participate in morning skate, and was originally ruled out. Refuting the earlier report, if Byron can gain medical clearance before the game, there's no reason he won't suit up. Expect an official call closer to game time.
Added 1:49 pm (EST)
J. Ho-Sang - F
Ho-Sang was named player of the week for Bridgeport of the AHL, Andrew Gross of Newsday reports.
We mention this because with the NHL trade deadline approaching Monday, the Islanders looking for forward help, and apparently Ho-Sang needing a change of scenery, it would seem a pretty good bet that he could be needing a change of address card shortly. The knock on Ho-Sang off the ice has been immaturity and on the ice it's his play in the defensive zone and his unwillingness to shoot the puck at times. Ho-Sang has tremendous skating ability, but his biggest value to the Islanders may be as part of a trade for a Matt Duchene or Artemi Panarin type of player.
Added 1:37 pm (EST)