Tuesday's Quick Hits: Tavares returns, Chara and Julien hit milestones, Hintz injured, and more

5 novembre 2019
After being sidelined since Oct. 16 with a broken finger, Leafs Captain, John Tavares will return to the lineup tonight against the Los Angeles Kings.

The Leafs have also recalled Nic Petan from the AHL. In two games with the Marlies, Petan recorded 2 goals and 5 points. In addition to Tavares and Petan returning, Jason Spezza and Dmytro Timashov will be healthy scratches tonight.

Zdeno Chara will suit up for his 1500th game tonight against the Montreal Canadiens. Chara will become the 21st player and 6th defenseman in NHL history to reach this milestone. He joins Patrick Marleau (1668) and Joe Thornton (1581) as the only active players to reach 1500 career games.

In other news, from the same game, Montreal Canadiens Head Coach, Claude Julien will coach his 1200th NHL game tonight against his former team, the Boston Bruins.

Blues d-man Jay Bouwmeester hits a milestone of his own tonight as he will play in his 1200th game. He becomes the 111th player in NHL history to reach the mark.

Roope Hintz of the Dallas Stars is looking at some time on the sidelines due to a lower body injury. He won't play tonight and is doubtful for the Stars' next game as well. Hintz has nine goals and 11 points in 16 games this season.

Quinn Hughes returns to Vancouver's lineup tonight after missing one game with an apparent knee injury.

Anaheim's Ondrej Kase is also good to go after missing five games with a jaw injury.

Torrey Mitchell has officially announced his retirement from hockey at the age of 34. He's played for LA, Montreal, Buffalo, Minnesota and San Jose. He spent last season with Lausanne HC of Switzerland's National League.

The Arizona Coyotes have placed goaltender Erik Kallgren on unconditional waivers for the purpose of contract termination. Kallgren has played in just five games this season, two with Tucson in the AHL and three in the ECHL for the Rapid City Rush. While his numbers have been decent, a .967 save percentage in the AHL and .924 in the ECHL, the 23-year-old netminder likely wasn't expecting to be dropped down to the ECHL after coming over from Sweden.

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Visiting Montreal for the 110th anniversary celebration , former Canadian Saku Koivu mentioned, among other things, that in his view, the entry into the NHL of young Kotkaniemi, was too hasty.
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