OTTAWA -- Ottawa Senators forward Mika Zibanejad will not play either of the final two games of the regular season, including Saturday against the Toronto Maple Leafs.
Ottawa coach Paul MacLean shed no new light on why Zibanejad was sent to a hospital Thursday at the end of the Senators' 2-1 shootout win against the New Jersey Devils.
Zibanejad assisted on Mike Hoffman's second-period goal Thursday but did not play after his second shift of the third period.
"Well, he was here today and he still has to have further tests going into next, so he's still out of the lineup," MacLean said after Ottawa held an optional morning skate prior to their last game of the season at Canadian Tire Centre.
Friday, Senators defenseman Marc Methot and forwards Kyle Turris and Clarke MacArthur were invited to play for Canada at the IIHF World Championship in Belarus.
"I think the last time I went I was the only guy from my team (the Columbus Blue Jackets) playing for Canada so this is going to be a cool experience," Methot said. "I'll be able to fly with a couple of guys I know and it always makes it a little less uncomfortable when you go over there and you meet all these guys, and some of them that you've had some pretty big rivalries with throughout the season, so I'm excited.
"I'm happy for them. They obviously deserve the accolades too. They've had some great seasons so it'll be fun and I'm looking forward to it."
Ottawa completes its schedule Sunday against the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Maple Leafs did not hold a morning skate Saturday prior to their final regular season game.
Here are the projected lineups:
James van Riemsdyk - Tyler Bozak - Phil Kessel
Mason Raymond - Nazem Kadri - David Clarkson
Nikolai Kulemin - Jay McClement - Troy Bodie
Carter Ashton - Colton Orr
Tim Gleason - Dion Phaneuf
Jake Gardiner - Cody Franson
Morgan Rielly - Carl Gunnarsson
Injured: Jonathan Bernier (knee), Carter Ashton, Joffrey Lupul (knee), Dave Bolland (ankle)
Milan Michalek - Jason Spezza - Ales Hemsky
Clarke MacArthur - Kyle Turris - Mark Stone
Colin Greening - Zack Smith - Chris Neil
Mike Hoffman - Jean-Gabriel Pageau - Erik Condra
Marc Methot - Erik Karlsson
Chris Phillips - Cody Ceci
Patrick Wiercioch - Eric Gryba
Scratched: Matt Kassian
Injuries: Mika Zibanejad (undisclosed), Jared Cowen (lower body), Bobby Ryan (sports hernia surgery)