TAMPA - James Neal is tough.
He lost eight teeth after taking a stick to the mouth in the game in Vancouver on Saturday and missed practice on Monday to get some dental work done but he'll be in the lineup tonight in Tampa.
"Good to go," head coach Bill Peters confirmed. "A little work yesterday and he's good to go today."
Tonight's projected lines, pairings and starting goaltender:
Johnny Gaudreau - Sean Monahan - Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk - Mikael Backlund - Michael Frolik
Sam Bennett - Mark Jankowski - James Neal
Andrew Mangiapane - Derek Ryan - Garnet Hathaway
Mark Giordano - TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin - Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington - Rasmus Andersson