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Dalpe, McBain will be in Canes' lineup Tuesday

Tuesday, 11.08.2011 / 1:38 PM

By Mike G. Morreale - NHL.com Staff Writer / At the Rink blog

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Dalpe, McBain will be in Canes' lineup Tuesday
NEWARK, N.J. -- On Monday, the Carolina Hurricanes recalled center Zac Dalpe from the team's American Hockey League affiliate in Charlotte. Left wing Drayson Bowman, who went scoreless in two games, was reassigned to the Checkers. Dalpe, 22, skated on a line with Tim Brent and Anthony Stewart on Tuesday in preparation for Carolina's meeting with the Devils.
 
Coach Paul Maurice said that defenseman Jamie McBain would also return to the lineup following a one-game benching and Derek Joslin would be a healthy scratch for Tuesday's game against the New Jersey Devils.
 
"I've been looking for a place to get Derek into a game and was never overly down on Jamie's game," Maurice said. "(McBain) had a real rough night against Washington (in a 5-1 loss on Nov. 4) and that kind of the opened the door for Derek. But I've liked (McBain's) play overall. If Derek has gone in and really heated it up and had a great game (against Dallas on Sunday), we would probably be looking at someone else to scratch from the lineup."
 
Additionally, Maurice said that Jussi Jokinen, who will miss his third straight game with a lower-body injury, could return to the lineup as early as Friday.
 
"He had good day (at practice on Tuesday)," Maurice said. "It was just a morning skate, but we were hoping he would have a good day and we'll give him a pretty good tug (Wednesday) and if all goes well, he'll practice with the team on Thursday with the idea of playing on Friday (against the Rangers)."
 
Here are the probable line combinations for the Hurricanes:
 
Jeff Skinner - Eric Staal - Chad LaRose
Alexei Ponikarovsky - Tuomo Ruutu - Zach Boychuk
Jiri Tlusty - Brandon Sutter - Patrick Dwyer
Zac Dalpe - Tim Brent - Anthony Stewart
 
Bryan Allen - Tim Gleason
Joni Pitkanen - Jay Harrison
Tomas Kaberle - Jamie McBain
 
Cam Ward
Brian Boucher
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