Martin Erat will make his Washington Capitals debut Thursday when his new team faces the New York Islanders.
However, he'll have a familiar face near him as it appears Erat will play on a line with Joel Ward. The two were teammates with the Nashville Predators.
In addition, Eric Fehr will return to the lineup for the Capitals after missing four games with an upper-body injury.
Fehr's return will push Jason Chimera out of the lineup as a healthy scratch for the first time this season.
Braden Holtby will start in goal for the Capitals, and Evgeni Nabokov will get the start for the Islanders.
The Capitals enter the game 10th in the Eastern Conference, three points behind the ninth-place Islanders.
Here is how the lineups for the teams could look when they take the ice Thursday at Verizon Center:
Matt Moulson - John Tavares - Brad Boyes
Josh Bailey - Frans Nielsen - Kyle Okposo
Michael Grabner - Keith Aucoin - Colin McDonald
Anders Lee - Casey Cizikas - Matt Martin
Andrew MacDonald - Travis Hamonic
Thomas Hickey - Lubomir Visnovsky
Mark Streit - Matt Carkner
Scratched: Jesse Joensuu, Eric Boulton, Marty Reasoner, Joe Finley, Radek Martinek, Brian Strait
Marcus Johansson - Nicklas Backstrom - Alex Ovechkin
Brooks Laich - Mike Ribeiro - Troy Brouwer
Martin Erat - Mathieu Perreault - Joel Ward
Eric Fehr - Jay Beagle - Matt Hendricks
Jack Hillen - John Carlson
Karl Alzner - Mike Green
John Erskine - Steve Oleksy
Scratched: Jason Chimera, Wojtek Wolski, Aaron Volpatti, Jeff Schultz
Injured: Tom Poti (back)