"Timmy is ready to play," said Lewis. "Hannu is available, too. But we’ll go back to Timmy -- he had a couple of strong performances in the victories that we had, particularly the shootouts, and when the game was on the line in the penalty kills, so it’s his time again."
As I reported yesterday, assistant captain Glen Murray missed morning skate and will not play.
Forward Brandon Bochenski will take Murray’s spot on the top line to start the game.
Forward Marco Sturm will also play and looks to be recovered from the flu and the high stick.
"It thought (Marco) looked fine," said Lewis. "He kept his shift length short, and I think that was the responsible thing to do. As the game went on, he played more and I think he ended up with 17 or 17 and a half minutes."
The Lines from yesterday’s practice will be the same to start the contest tonight:
Forwards… Axelsson - Savard - Bochenski Sturm - Bergeron - Kessel Reich - Primeau - Donovan Mowers - Tenkrat - Chistov - Boyes Obviously, there will be a decision on the above line later today.
D-men…(this is the most recent game configuration) Mara - Chara Alberts - Stuart Allen - York