Nathan MacKinnon was, indeed, on the ice this morning – something we told you last night was highly likely to happen. Two days after taking that dirty hit from San Jose’s Joachim Blichfeld, MacKinnon was out there in a regular sweater, looking none the worse for wear. He will play tonight against the Anaheim Ducks at Ball Arena (7:08 p.m. puck drop).
Gabe Landeskog was not on the ice this morning, but not because of injury. He and his wife, Melissa, welcomed their second child into the world last night, so he was given the morning off to be with them. But he will be in the lineup tonight.