Coach Claude Julien confirmed to reporters Friday that Patrice Bergeron will make his preseason debut after recovering from injuries that included a broken rib, torn rib cartilage, a collapsed lung and a separated shoulder.
"Yeah, [Bergeron] is going to play [Saturday]," Julien said. "Who’s got the tweets going?"
Eaves joined forward Daniel Alfredsson (groin), defenseman Brendan Smith (groin), forward Johan Franzen (hip flexor), center Darren Helm (groin, lower back) and defenseman Jakub Kindl (hip flexor) on the Red Wings' injured list.
Purcell is not expected to miss any significant time.
"He's not feeling well," coach Jon Cooper said. "He showed up [Friday] and I don't know if it was respiratory or I have no idea, so maybe if it was a regular-season game who knows, maybe he would play. So he went to go get checked out at the [doctor] and even before he comes back [from the doctor], I just wanted to put somebody else in."
Bernier revealed the injury, one that first occurred at the team's morning skate, after the Maple Leafs' 3-2 win against the Ottawa Senators on Thursday, one that he left after the first period.
Bernier is expected back Saturday.
Erne was picked by the Lightning in the second round (No. 33) of the 2013 NHL Draft. He scored two goals and added another in the shootout in Tampa Bay’s 4-3 defeat of the St. Louis Blues on Wednesday in his first NHL preseason game.
MacKinnon wasn't scheduled to play in the team's preseason game Frday against the Los Angeles Kings.
According to the team, a predetermined schedule has MacKinnon set to be in the lineup again Tuesday against the Dallas Stars.
Forward Ryane Clowe, who suffered what coach Pete DeBoer termed "a charley horse" in the first period of Thursday's preseason loss to the New York Islanders, also did not skate in either group. On Friday, DeBoer said Clowe was "day-to-day."
DeBoer told Northjersey.com that Jagr skated again on his own Friday and could return to practice "any day now." He left the initial practice of the season with what was reported as general soreness.
The Buffalo Sabres announced Friday that 12 players have been assigned to the Rochester Americans of the American Hockey League.
Forwards Colin Jacobs, Eric Locke, Jonathon McGuire, Jonathan Parker, Kevin Sundher, Shawn Szydlowski and Frederick Roy, defensemen Alex Lepkowski and Matt Mackenzie and goaltenders Connor Knapp, Nathan Lieuwen and Andrey Makarov are now with the Amerks. Defenseman Nick Crawford, pending waivers, will also be assigned to Rochester.
It is really special. I had a lot of friends and family here tonight, and for my first [NHL] game in here it was great. I played here as an elementary-school player in the city championships and this was my first time back. It was a lot of fun..