Notable lineup happenings from around the NHL:
Joni Pitkanen will not play tonight for the Hurricanes. He has a fever. The Canes still have to decide whether to use Conboy on defence or make a call-up. Canes Lineup
Shea Weber returned sooner than expected from his foot injury, playing last night against the Sharks. Preds Lineup
Devin Setoguchi and Ryan Vesce both returned to the Sharks Lineup last night after sitting out due to leg injuries.
Alexander Ovechkin’s status has been upgraded to questionable for this weekend’s games.
Brian Rolston will not play tonight due to an undisclosed injury. Patrik Elias will. Devils Lineup
Ilya Kovalchuk will not play Thursday. He is possible for Friday.
Brad Stuart will replace Jason Williams on the point on the Red Wings 2nd powerplay unit. Ville Leino will replace him on Zetterberg’s line. Wings Lineup
Ales Hemsky will be a gametime decision for the Oilers
Milan Hejduk will not play tonight.