With the Hurricanes looking for more offense on the top line, Tlusty will play the left wing alongside Staal and LaRose. Stewart returns to the Hurricanes lineup after missing one game with a lower-body injury. He replaces Brett Sutter.
I don't know the room very well yet. I don't know how we're going to react in certain situations. We've had a couple of minor tests throughout the [preseason] ... We'll get to know each other as the year goes on. We'll figure it out.
— Oilers coach Todd McLellan on starting the 2015-16 season without a captain
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