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Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, who left Friday's game after being struck in the mouth by a stick, will be available for Sunday's contest.

Nugent-Hopkins required dental work after the incident. "My front two teeth were pushed pretty far back," Nugent-Hopkins said. "The dentist was able to push them back pretty much into position and I'll be wearing a brace to hold them in place. The one right beside them, on the right, is chipped pretty good. I was worried I was going to lose it. But the dentist said there was enough root there to keep it, so I'll be getting it capped. It was a really good thing I was wearing a mouth guard or they'd be shattered. It's good I'm going to get to keep my teeth for sure." Nugent-Hopkins will have to wear a cage helmet for now.