STARS (1-5-1) at BLUE JACKETS (2-3-0)
7 p.m. ET; FS-O, FS-SW, NHL.TV
Corey Perry will make his season debut for the Dallas Stars when they play the Columbus Blue Jackets at Nationwide Arena on Wednesday.
The forward, who signed a one-year contract with the Stars on July 1 after 13 seasons with the Anaheim Ducks, fractured his left foot prior to training camp and missed the first seven games of the season.
The Stars have lost three straight games (0-2-1) and seven straight against the Blue Jackets (0-5-2). Columbus is 12-2-1 in its past 15 games against Dallas.
Goalie Joonas Korpisalo is expected to start for the Blue Jackets, who are 1-2-0 at home while being outscored 9-6.
Players to watch
Stars forward Joe Pavelski has no points in his past six games after getting an assist in his first game of the season.
Blue Jackets forward Alexander Wennberg has three assists, including two in a 3-2 win against the Carolina Hurricanes on Saturday. He has won 53.5 percent (38 of 71) of his face-offs.
They said it
"You miss training camp and a few games, you're just excited again to play. It's good to be back and part of the team and really get this team going." -- Stars forward Corey Perry, who missed the first seven games of the season with a broken foot
"I look at how we're playing. Our record could be a lot different. We've found ways to lose rather than finding ways to win." -- Blue Jackets forward Nick Foligno
Stars projected lineup
Jamie Benn -- Tyler Seguin -- Alexander Radulov
Mattias Janmark -- Roope Hintz -- Corey Perry
Jason Dickinson -- Radek Faksa -- Joe Pavelski
Andrew Cogliano -- Rhett Gardner -- Denis Gurianov
Esa Lindell -- John Klingberg
Andrej Sekera -- Miro Heiskanen
Jamie Oleksiak -- Taylor Fedun
Scratched: Joel Hanley, Justin Dowling
Injured: Blake Comeau (lower body), Roman Polak (sternum), Martin Hanzal (back), Stephen Johns (headaches)
Blue Jackets projected lineup
Gustav Nyquist -- Pierre-Luc Dubois -- Cam Atkinson
Alexandre Texier -- Alexander Wennberg -- Oliver Bjorkstrand
Nick Foligno -- Boone Jenner -- Emil Bemstrom
Jakob Lilja -- Riley Nash -- Sonny Milano
Zach Werenski -- Seth Jones
Ryan Murray -- Markus Nutivaara
Vladislav Gavrikov -- David Savard
Scratches: Scott Harrington, Dean Kukan, Markus Hannikainen
Injured: Brandon Dubinsky (wrist), Josh Anderson (upper body)
Gurianov was recalled from Texas of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.
The Stars rank last in the NHL in goals per game at 1.86. They are 1-for-22 (4.5 percent) on the power play, 28th in the League. … Dubois has scored in consecutive games and has a three-game point streak (two goals, one assist). … Jenner is one point from 200 in the NHL (102 goals, 97 assists) . … Bjorkstrand is one point from 100 in the NHL (46 goals, 53 assists).