Welcome back, Vladimir Tarasenko. And sorry, Kyle Clifford.
After missing a couple of games thanks to a lower body injury, Tarasenko returns to the lineup tonight on a line with Jaden Schwartz and Tyler Bozak; Sammy Blais, who has been playing well, will be sliding down to the fourth line with Ivan Barbashev and Zach Sanford.
Sanford, who has played better defense in his career as he has of late, will be playing in Clifford’s spot on the fourth line.
Vince Dunn and Torey Krug are both out again tonight, so Jake Walman will be paired with Colton Parayko and Niko Mikkola will be paired up with Robert Bortuzzo.
Schenn – O’Reilly – Perron
Schwartz – Bozak – Tarasenko
Hoffman – Thomas – Kyrou
Blais – Barbashev – Sanford
Scandella – Faulk
Walman – Parayko
Mikkola – Bortuzzo