OILERS (5-8-1) at DEVILS (9-4-1)
7 p.m. ET; MSG+, SNW, NHL.TV
Right wing Kyle Palmieri is expected to return to the lineup when the New Jersey Devils play the Edmonton Oilers at Prudential Center on Thursday.
Palmieri was activated off injured reserve after missing six games with a lower-body injury sustained during practice Oct. 22 . The Devils, who play the second of a three-game homestand, have lost three straight.
The Oilers, who haven't won two games in a row this season, are coming off a 2-1 overtime victory at the New York Islanders on Tuesday. Edmonton is playing the second of a four-game road trip against Metropolitan Division opponents.
Players to watch
Oilers forward Leon Draisaitl has eight points (three goals, five assists) in his past six games.
Devils rookie forward Jesper Bratt has six points (two goals, four assists) in his past six games.
They said it
"Even if we're struggling we're not hanging our heads. We created this hole and we have to dig out of it. We have two wins in three games so far and that's always something to build on. We're playing better hockey now than we did in the beginning, so we have to take it day by day." -- Oilers defenseman Adam Larsson
"Our focus has to be on our game and we have to make sure we play that way the whole game. We can't play well for two periods and not have any pushback in the third against teams, it's not good enough. We need to play north-south hockey, fast, pushing the pace. We can't afford to get greedy and try to make plays when teams have good gaps and guys back." -- Devils defenseman Andy Greene
Oilers projected lineup
Patrick Maroon -- Connor McDavid -- Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Anton Slepyshev
Jussi Jokinen -- Ryan Strome -- Iiro Pakarinen
Brad Malone -- Mark Letestu -- Zack Kassian
Darnell Nurse -- Adam Larsson
Oscar Klefbom -- Matt Benning
Kris Russell -- Eric Gryba
Scratched: Yohann Auvitu, Jujkar Khaira
Injured: Andrej Sekera (knee), Drake Caggiula (ankle)
Devils projected lineup
Taylor Hall -- Nico Hischier -- Kyle Palmieri
Jesper Bratt -- Adam Henrique -- Drew Stafford
Brian Gibbons -- Brian Boyle -- Jimmy Hayes
Miles Wood -- Blake Coleman -- Stefan Noesen
Andy Greene -- Steven Santini
John Moore -- Mirco Mueller
Will Butcher -- Damon Severson
Scratched: Dalton Prout, Ben Lovejoy, Pavel Zacha
Injured: Marcus Johansson (concussion), Travis Zajac (torn pectoral muscle)
Slepyshev, a late scratch Tuesday, was the only skater on the ice during the morning skate and is a game-time decision. ... Caggiula was injured after blocking a shot 15:07 into the second period Tuesday. ... Johansson was placed on IR retroactive to Nov. 1.
McDavid has nine points (three goals, six assists) in his past seven games. ... Hall has 13 points (four goals, nine assists) in his past nine games.