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NHL Buzz: Chiarot returns, Ticket stays out for Canadiens

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Montreal Canadiens

Ben Chiarot will return to the lineup against the Calgary Flames on Friday (6 p.m. ET; TSN2, RDS, SNW, ESPN+, NHL.TV) after missing 15 video games with a broken hand.

The Canadiens defenseman practiced on the kill pair with Shea Weber on the morning skate. Chiarot had surgical treatment after sustaining the hurt in the midst of a wrestle with J.T. Miller of the Vancouver Canucks on March 10.

“It is far a section of my game and or now not it’s something that’s continuously been there and has to continuously be there,” Chiarot mentioned. “The manner I play, you’re going to should reply to the bell at cases. I am asked to fabricate the game arduous on the diversified personnel’s most productive gamers.”

Goalie Carey Ticket took section in the skate however is now not going to brighten after practising the previous two days for the main time since hectic a decrease-physique hurt April 5. He might maybe return against the Ottawa Senators on Saturday, coach Dominique Ducharme mentioned.

Jake Allen will manufacture his sixth straight open Friday with Cayden Primeau as the backup.

Forward Cole Caufield used to be recalled from Laval of the American Hockey League and positioned on the taxi squad. The No. 15 utilize in the 2019 NHL Draft practiced on a line with Jake Evans and Michael Frolik.

Ducharme mentioned Caufield would now not enter the lineup barring an hurt to a forward, due to NHL wage cap constraints, and that no resolution had been made whether he’ll remain with Montreal for a 5-game twin carriageway time out that begins on the Edmonton Oilers on Monday.

“We desire him to gape how it is and how the guys are practising, being in the future of the guys and seeing what’s occurring on,” Ducharme mentioned. — Sean Farrell

Carolina Hurricanes

Teuvo Teravainen took section in his first stout practice Friday after being out since March 4 due to a concussion.

There might be now not a timeline for the return of the forward, who has uncared for 26 of the past 27 video games.

Coach Rod Brind’Amour mentioned it used to be a determined sign for Teravainen after he had been skating forward of practices and morning skates for roughly the past two weeks. 

“Smartly, I don’t are looking for to jinx it, that’s for determined,” Brind’Amour mentioned Friday. “However yeah, I mean, that’s a huge ultimate sign that he’s in actuality with us, practising in a authorized jersey or whatever. No restrictions, I bet is the finest technique to position it. 

“I could maybe opt so as to disclose or now not it’s finish. It is up to him. He’s received to in actuality feel assured in his abilities to exit and play the kind he can. So we are going to appropriate form of … love I mentioned, the determined component is he’s provided with us. In dispute that’s severely better than it used to be. So I mediate that’s a decent step in the finest direction.”

Forward of taking half in 14: 30 against the Detroit Crimson Wings on March 4, Teravainen uncared for the previous seven video games. He has scored nine capabilities (two targets, seven assists) in 13 video games this season.

Carolina (28-10-4) is tied for first trouble with the Tampa Bay Lightning in the eight-personnel Thought Central Division. The top four groups qualify for the Stanley Cup Playoffs.

Dallas Stars

Tyler Seguin skated with the main personnel Thursday for the main time since having ultimate hip labral repair on Nov. 2.

Seguin used to be anticipated to be sidelined for on the least four months, and favorite supervisor Jim Nill mentioned Monday the heart might maybe return to the lineup in two weeks. 

“He regarded ultimate,” coach Rick Bowness mentioned. “Right here is the subsequent stage of getting him abet with the personnel. Appropriate talking to him sooner than practice, he loved being in the future of the guys, having breakfast with the guys, the kibitzing that goes on in the locker room. You omit that while you are skating by your self each day. He participated in the drills and regarded ultimate. We have gotten to receive him abet as lickety-split as we maybe can. We is now not going to position him abet till all of us know he’s ready, however right here is a huge step forward in getting him ready to play.”

Seguin led the Stars with 50 capabilities (17 targets, 33 assists) in 69 video games final season.

Forward Alexander Radulov (core muscle direction of) and goalie Ben Bishop (knee hurt) each is out for the season.

Dallas (15-14-12) is sixth in the Central, seven capabilities late the fourth-trouble Nashville Predators. — Tracey Myers

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