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.
Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.
Scratches: Martinook (core muscle; injured reserve), van Riemsdyk (healthy)
Note: Lineup subject to change prior to opening faceoff.