DUCKS (3-4-2) at KINGS (4-5-0)
10:30 p.m. ET; FS-W, PRIME, NHL.TV
Ducks team scope
Center Rickard Rakell will make his season debut following his re-signing with the Anaheim Ducks on Oct. 14. Rakell, who also was rehabbing from offseason abdominal surgery, will center the third line with Antoine Vermette likely at left wing and Ryan Garbutt on right wing. Vermette, who has a 70.6 percent winning percentage on faceoffs this season, will take faceoffs. Rakell wanted to make his debut in a high-intensity game. "I've been waiting for this for a long time," Rakell said. "I'm real excited to play. [They are] always good games against L.A. I think it's going to be a physical and high-tempo game tonight." Center Michael Sgarbossa was reassigned to San Diego of the American Hockey League to make room for Rakell. Anaheim seeks to bounce back after a 4-0 loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday in which they were outplayed in every phase of the game. "We move on from that, and our preparation is now using this as a game to say, 'Hey, that's not the hockey club we are,'" coach Randy Carlyle said. "We have a chance to make a statement for ourselves."
Kings team scope
The Los Angeles Kings are on a two-game scoreless drought after a 1-0 loss to the St. Louis Blues on Saturday followed by a 3-0 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday. Their last regulation goal was scored by right wing Tyler Tofoli at 1:41 of the third period Oct.27 against the Nashville Predators. The Kings have yet to win a game in regulation and have injuries throughout their lineup. Goalie Peter Budaj won four straight prior to the consecutive shutouts. He will make his seventh straight start since he was recalled Oct.13.
Ducks projected lineup
Nick Ritchie -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Ryan Kesler -- Jakob Silfverberg
Antoine Vermette -- Rickard Rakell -- Ryan Garbutt
Joseph Cramarossa -- Chris Wagner -- Jared Boll
Cam Fowler -- Josh Manson
Clayton Stoner -- Sami Vatanen
Shea Theodore -- Kevin Bieksa
Scratched: Korbinian Holzer
Injured: Jonathan Bernier (upper body), Simon Despres (upper body), Nate Thompson (Achilles)
Kings projected lineup
Tanner Pearson -- Anze Kopitar -- Devin Setoguchi
Dwight King -- Jeff Carter -- Tyler Toffoli
Trevor Lewis -- Nic Dowd -- Dustin Brown
Kyle Clifford -- Nick Shore -- Jordan Nolan
Alec Martinez -- Drew Doughty
Jake Muzzin -- Tom Gilbert
Derek Forbort -- Matt Greene
Scratched: Teddy Purcell
Injured: Jeff Zatkoff (lower body), Marian Gaborik (foot), Jonathan Quick (groin), Andy Andreoff (upper body), Brayden McNabb (upper body)
The Kings re-assigned defenseman Rob Scuderi after he was recalled on Monday in a series of financial moves under the NHL salary cap. … The Ducks recalled Tokarski in the morning. … Gibson was first off the ice. Bernier practiced Monday but is not yet well enough to backup.
Martinez has seven points in nine games. ... Budaj has allowed two goals or fewer in each of his past four starts. ... Getzlaf has eight points in eight games. ... Perry has three goals in six games.