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Vegas Golden Knights

Shea Theodore will return to the lineup for the first time in almost three months when the Golden Knights host the Nashville Predators on Tuesday (10 p.m. ET; SCRIPPS, BSSO, SNW, SNO, SNE, SN1, TVAS).

The defenseman has not played since Nov. 22 because of an upper-body injury.

"It's great to be back. It's been a long time, but the freshness is there. I feel good," he said. "It's tough. That's probably the hardest part about, not being around the guys. It's been good being around a little bit."

Theodore took part in warmups prior to a 4-0 win against the San Jose Sharks on Monday but did not play.

"It was a decision me and the training staff made," he said. "Anytime you miss a couple of months, you try and get a routine back and getting your legs back under you a little bit. It was just getting ready for tonight."

Theodore, who has 18 points (four goals, 14 assists) in 20 games this season, will be on the second pair with Brayden McNabb.

Vegas also reassigned forward Byron Froese to Henderson of the American Hockey League on Tuesday. -- Paul Delos Santos

New Jersey Devils

Jonas Siegenthaler returned when the Devils visited the Washington Capitals on Tuesday.

The defenseman missed 16 games with a broken left foot sustained after blocking a shot in the first period of a 6-4 loss to the Vancouver Canucks on Jan. 6.

"He's got a couple practices in him and is available to play," New Jersey coach Lindy Ruff said after practice Monday. "I think we'll look at him for tomorrow's game, getting back in."

New Jersey was 7-7-2 without Siegenthaler, who entered Tuesday with eight points (one goal, seven assists), 62 hits and 58 blocked shots in 38 games this season. He was averaging 19:54 of ice time at the time of his injury.

"[My leg] feels good," Siegenthaler said. "There's still a little bit of pain but I think that's normal. It's been six weeks now, and I feel ready."

Goalie Vitek Vanecek (lower body) was placed on injured reserve Tuesday, retroactive to Feb. 10. He missed the previous four games since making 31 saves in a 1-0 overtime loss to the Carolina Hurricanes that day. -- Mike G. Morreale

Washington Capitals

Martin Fehervary is week to week for the Capitals because of a lower-body injury.

The defenseman left a 4-3 win at the Montreal Canadiens on Saturday early in the first period after falling awkwardly behind Washington's net. He played 1:36 over two shifts.

"Not something where it could be any day," Capitals coach Spencer Carbery said Monday. "Whether it's one, two [weeks], that's what we're looking at."

Playing on the top defense pair with John Carlson, the 24-year-old is averaging 18:46 per game. He has 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in 47 games this season.

"It hurts because Marty does a lot for us," Carbery said. "Playing with John, [he] plays a lot of minutes. Especially 5-on-5, being able to play against top lines."

Fehervary's injury should lead to more playing time for defensemen Alexander Alexeyev and Ethan Bear. Washington hosted New Jersey on Tuesday.

"We do have some depth there of guys who are chomping at the bit to get into the lineup, and we'll rely on that for the foreseeable future," Carbery said. -- Harvey Valentine

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