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Isles Day to Day: Eberle and Cizikas Miss Practice

Jordan Eberle "extremely doubtful" to make trip to Winnipeg

by Cory Wright WrightsWay /

Jordan Eberle (day to day - undisclosed) and Casey Cizikas (IR - lower body) were both absent from Tuesday's practice. 

The lines and d-pairs stayed the same from Monday's 3-2 OT win over St. Louis, with Tom Kuhnhackl subbing in for Eberle on the top line, while Leo Komarov centered the Isles fourth line. Oliver Wahlstrom skated with Josh Bailey and Derick Brassard, while Anthony Beauvillier and Michael Dal Colle flanked Brock Nelson. Andrew Ladd, who is practicing in a non-contact jersey, took some line drills on Nelson's line, while Matt Martin took subbed in and out with Ross Johnston. 

While it's too early to definitively say who will and won't travel to Winnipeg, Head Coach Barry Trotz said it's extremely doubtful that Eberle will make the trip. Trotz said he'll have a better idea about Cizikas after Wednesday's practice. Cizikas is eligible to come off IR ahead of Thursday's game in Manitoba. 

Video: Wahlstrom on his first game

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