Here are the projected lineups for Wednesday night's game between the Toronto Maple Leafs and Pittsburgh Penguins:
Joffrey Lupul – Tyler Bozak – Phil Kessel
James van Riemsdyk – Mikhail Grabovski – Nikolai Kulemin
Clarke MacArthur – Nazem Kadri – Leo Komarov
Mike Brown – Jay McClement – Colton Orr
Dion Phaneuf – Michael Kostka
Carl Gunnarsson – Mike Komisarek
John-Michael Liles – Jake Gardiner
Scratched: Cody Franson, Mark Fraser, David Steckel
Gardiner will make his season debut after being cleared by the Leafs' medical staff and activated by the Leafs. He hasn't played since suffering a concussion while playing for the Leafs' AHL farm team, the Toronto Marlies, on Dec. 8. He bumped Franson from the lineup.
Chris Kunitz – Sidney Crosby – Pascal Dupuis
Eric Tangradi – Evgeni Malkin – James Neal
Matt Cooke – Brandon Sutter – Tyler Kennedy
Tanner Glass – Joe Vitale – Craig Adams
Matt Niskanen – Kris Letang
Brooks Orpik – Paul Martin
Simon Despres – Deryk Engelland
Scratched: Robert Bortuzzo, Dustin Jeffrey, Ben Lovejoy
As is his custom, coach Dan Bylsma did not reveal his lineup, but there is a chance that Bortuzzo makes his season debut in place of Despres against the Leafs. While praising Despres' overall talent level, Bylsma was lukewarm when discussing the 21-year-old's play in season-opening wins at Philadelphia and the New York Rangers this past weekend.
In 17 games with the Bulldogs, the American Hockey League affiliate of the Montreal Canadiens, Commodore registered two assists and 26 penalty minutes. He was invited to Canadiens training camp last week, where he said his wish was to "Come here, move my feet, play well in the intersquad scrimmage and see where it goes."
According to CSNPhilly.com, Hartnell took a shot off his left foot at 6:53 of the third period and was seen walking gingerly after the game.
If Hartnell, who tied for sixth in the League last season with 37 goals, is unavailable for Thursday's game against the New York Rangers, it could put a struggling team already in deeper trouble. Philadelphia has just three goals in three games and entered the season weakened by the offseason departures of James van Riemsdyk and Jaromir Jagr, as well as the wrist injury sidelining Danny Briere.
The Bruins (2-0) will look for their second win in three games against the New York Rangers (0-2) at Madison Square Garden (7:30 ET, NBCSN).
"They're out there this morning. I'm going to leave it as a game-time decision," said Julien, who wasn't on the ice for the skate. "I'm very hopeful for both of them. But I'll see after this morning's skate and after warmup, it'll be better to make those decisions then."
Lundqvist and the New York Rangers lost in Boston, 3-1, in their season-opener Saturday. He gave up four goals on 18 shots in less than 23 minutes the next night and got pulled early in a 6-3 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins.
Lundqvist's mindset now is simply to play well enough at Madison Square Garden to give his team a chance to win.
"One win can change a lot," Lundqvist said after a brief morning skate at the Rangers' suburban practice facility.
"Right now my motivation is just to get a win and get a good feeling here in the room," he later added, "start building something positive."
Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the media White could miss two to three weeks. This is the latest setback for a team that's already missing defensemen Jakub Kindl (groin), Jonathan Ericsson (hip) and Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder).
Holland signed free-agent defenseman Kent Huskins on Tuesday in an attempt to ease the losses on the back end. According to The Detroit News, Colaiacovo is expected to be out up to a month. Kindl should return Friday against the Minnesota Wild, and Ericsson is expected to return soon.
The Dallas Stars' stay in Detroit lasted a bit longer than expected after a mechanical problem with the team's plane.
According to a press release sent out Wednesday morning by Stars coordinator of communications Greg Ramirez, "The problem occurred shortly after de-icing, as a valve for one of the engines malfunctioned. As a precaution, the decision was made not to fly out and the team stayed at a hotel near Detroit."
Ramirez stressed that everyone was safe, and the Stars later added via their official Twitter account that they will be flying home Wednesday at 2 p.m. CT. They won't practice Wednesday as originally planned. The Stars play host to the Chicago Blackhawks on Thursday night.
The Stars got a pair of Michael Ryder goals Tuesday night to pick up a 2-1 win over the Red Wings and improve to 2-1-0 on the season.