Mika Zibanejad, out for close to a month with what was an upper body injury but definitely in no way shape or form a concussion, returned to practice today and was immediately inserted into his 1C role.
The lines were changed up, as expected, but there weren’t many changes here. KZB was reunited, and Ryan Strome remained attached to Arteim Panarin’s hip.
Update: DQ just said that the centers will be Mika, Strome, Chytil, and Howden, and the order has not been decided. So there goes my theory.
"New lines as Mika Zibanejad returns to practice",