The San Jose Sharks make their first and only visit to Raleigh this season, the first of two straight games in which the Carolina Hurricanes will host a Western Conference opponent before embarking on an 11-day, five-game road trip.
Brian Gibbons, recalled on Wednesday evening, will draw into the Canes lineup, while Petr Mrazek is expected to get the nod in net.
Here is the projected lineup for the Hurricanes.
Scratches: Haula (knee), Necas (lower body), van Riemsdyk (healthy)
Note: Lineup subject to change prior to opening faceoff.