Here are the projected lineups for the Edmonton Oilers and the Los Angeles Kings for their matchup Thursday night at Staples Center. The Oilers have won five straight to surge to the top of the Northwest Division, while the Kings could be level with the Stars on points at the top of the Pacific Division with a victory.
We want to make sure that whoever makes our team really makes our team by earning it and not putting them in situations where they get preference because of their status as a first-round pick or whatever it might be. That's not going to happen. Everybody has to earn their way on our team.
— Columbus Blue Jackets general manager Jarmo Kekalainen on the team's prospects at development camp