NHL News: Sharks claim Ryan Dzingel from Leafs, and Flyers’ Carter Hart out with eye infection

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Nov 30, 2021; Saint Paul, Minnesota, USA; Arizona Coyotes center Ryan Dzingel (10) skates with the puck against the Minnesota Wild in the third period at Xcel Energy Center. Mandatory Credit: David Berding-USA TODAY Sports

The San Jose Sharks claimed newly acquired Maple Leafs’ forward Ryan Dzingel on Monday.

Dzingel, 29, can play any forward position and is on an expiring deal that hits the cap at $1.1 million. He was centering the Coyotes third line prior to the trade that landed him in Toronto on Saturday night.

The Leafs traded forward Nick Ritchie and a draft pick (either a 2023 third rounder or 2025 second round pick) to the Coyotes on Saturday night in exchange for Dzingel and defenseman Ilya Lyubushkin.

Dzingel tallied seven points (four goals, three assists) in 26 games for Arizona this season. He has 187 points (86 goals, 101 assists) and 191 penalty minutes in 398 contests with the Ottawa Senators, Columbus Blue Jackets, Carolina Hurricanes and Coyotes.

San Jose put forward Lane Pederson on waivers to make room for Dzingel. The 24 year-old has two points in 26 games this season.

Carter Hart out against Hurricanes

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Feb 18, 2021; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; New York Rangers left wing Artemi Panarin (10) scores a goal against Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart (79) during the shootout period at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

Philadelphia Flyers goaltender Carter Hart has been ruled out of Monday’s afternoon game against the visiting Carolina Hurricanes because of an eye infection.

Hart’s vision has been impaired as he deals with swelling related to the infection, interim coach Mike Yeo said. Yeo said it’s possible Hart is back in the crease for the Flyers (15-25-9, 39 points) in Tuesday’s game against the visiting St. Louis Blues.

“I’m hopeful that he can be available for us (Tuesday), but I’m not 100 percent sure,” Yeo said. “But I don’t think it’s a long-term problem here.”

Martin Jones will start Monday’s game against the Hurricanes. Kirill Ustimenko will serve as the backup after being recalled from Lehigh Valley of the American Hockey League.

Hart, 23, is 9-16-6 with one shutout, a 2.96 goals-against average and .910 save percentage in 32 games (31 starts) this season. He is 58-53-15 with three shutouts, a 2.90 GAA and .906 save percentage in 133 career games (126 starts) with the Flyers.

–Field Level Media contributed to this article