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Projected Lineup: Hurricanes at Sabres

Haula expected to return to the lineup

by Michael Smith @MSmithCanes / CarolinaHurricanes.com

BUFFALO - The Carolina Hurricanes begin a three-game road trip in Buffalo on Thursday night, and Erik Haula is expected to return to the lineup.

Haula has missed the team's last four games with a knee injury, but he practiced with the Canes in Raleigh on Wednesday and centered the fourth line at the morning skate on Thursday.

GAME PREVIEW

Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.

Forwards

Dzingel-Staal-Foegele
Svechnikov-Aho-Teravainen
Niederreiter-Wallmark-Necas
McGinn-Haula-Gibbons

Defense

Slavin-Hamilton
Edmundson-Pesce
Gardiner-Fleury

Goalies

Mrazek
Reimer

Scratches: Martinook (core muscle; injured reserve), van Riemsdyk (healthy)

Note: Lineup subject to change prior to opening faceoff.

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