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Here are the projected lineups as compiled by NHL.com staff writers and independent correspondents:

 

PENGUINS (6-3-0) at PANTHERS (3-2-3)

7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-F, ATTSN-PT

 

Penguins projected lineup

Jake Guentzel -- Sidney Crosby -- Dominik Simon

Dominik Kahun -- Jared McCann -- Patric Hornqvist

Zach Aston-Reese -- Teddy Blueger -- Brandon Tanev

Adam Johnson -- Joseph Blandisi -- Sam Lafferty

Jack Johnson -- Kris Letang

Marcus Pettersson -- Justin Schultz

Erik Gudbranson -- John Marino

Matt Murray

Tristan Jarry

Scratched: Chad Ruhwedel, Juuso Riikola

Injured: Evgeni Malkin (lower body), Nick Bjugstad (lower body), Bryan Rust (upper body), Alex Galchenyuk (lower body), Zach Trotman (sports hernia surgery), Brian Dumoulin (undisclosed)

 

Panthers projected lineup

Jonathan Huberdeau -- Aleksander Barkov -- Evgenii Dadonov

Mike Hoffman -- Vincent Trocheck -- Brett Connolly

Frank Vatrano -- Brian Boyle -- Denis Malgin

Dryden Hunt -- Noel Acciari -- Colton Sceviour

MacKenzie Weegar -- Aaron Ekblad

Mike Matheson -- Anton Stralman

Keith Yandle -- Josh Brown

Sergei Bobrovsky

Sam Montembeault

Scratched: Jayce Hawryluk, Mark Pysyk

Injured: None

 

COYOTES (4-2-1) at RANGERS (2-4-0)

7 p.m. ET; MSG, FS-A, FS-A Plus, NHL.TV

 

Coyotes projected lineup

Clayton Keller -- Derek Stepan -- Phil Kessel

Conor Garland -- Christian Dvorak -- Nick Schmaltz

Lawson Crouse -- Carl Soderberg -- Christian Fischer

Michael Grabner -- Brad Richardson -- Vinnie Hinostroza

Oliver Ekman-Larsson -- Jason Demers

Jakob Chychrun -- Alex Goligoski

Ilya Lyubushkin -- Kyle Capobianco

Darcy Kuemper

Antti Raanta

Scratched: Aaron Ness, Barrett Hayton, Eric Comrie

Injured: Niklas Hjalmarsson (lower body), Jordan Oesterle (upper body)

 

Rangers projected lineup 

Artemi Panarin -- Mika Zibanejad -- Jesper Fast

Chris Kreider -- Brett Howden -- Kaapo Kakko

Brendan Lemieux -- Ryan Strome -- Pavel Buchnevich

Brendan Smith -- Lias Andersson -- Greg McKegg

Libor Hajek -- Jacob Trouba

Brady Skjei -- Tony DeAngelo

Marc Staal -- Adam Fox

Alexandar Georgiev

Henrik Lundqvist

Scratched: Micheal Haley

Injured: Yegor Rykov (ankle)

 

MAPLE LEAFS (5-3-2) at BRUINS (5-1-2)

7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, TVAS, NESN, TSN4, NHL.TV 

 

Maple Leafs projected lineup

Andreas Johnsson -- Auston Matthews -- William Nylander

Ilya Mikheyev -- Alexander Kerfoot -- Mitchell Marner

Trevor Moore -- Jason Spezza -- Kasperi Kapanen

Dmytro Timashov -- Nicholas Shore -- Frederik Gauthier

Morgan Rielly -- Cody Ceci

Jake Muzzin -- Tyson Barrie

Martin Marincin -- Justin Holl

Michael Hutchinson

Frederik Andersen

Scratched: Nic Petan, Kevin Gravel

Injured: John Tavares (broken finger), Zach Hyman (ACL), Travis Dermott(shoulder)

 

Bruins projected lineup

Brad Marchand -- Patrice Bergeron -- David Pastrnak

Jake DeBrusk -- Charlie Coyle -- Brett Ritchie

Danton Heinen -- Par Lindholm -- David Backes

Anders Bjork -- Sean Kuraly -- Chris Wagner

Zdeno Chara -- Charlie McAvoy

Torey Krug -- Brandon Carlo

Matt Grzelcyk -- Connor Clifton

Tuukka Rask

Jaroslav Halak

Scratched: Steven Kampfer

Injured: Joakim Nordstrom (upper body), David Krejci (upper body), Karson Kuhlman (lower body), Kevan Miller (knee), John Moore (shoulder), Anton Blidh (shoulder)

 

SHARKS (3-5-0) at SABRES (7-1-1)

7 p.m. ET; MSG-B, NBCSCA, NHL.TV

 

Sharks projected lineup

Timo Meier -- Logan Couture -- Patrick Marleau

Evander Kane -- Tomas Hertl -- Noah Gregor

Barclay Goodrow -- Joe Thornton -- Kevin Labanc

Marcus Sorensen -- Dylan Gambrell -- Melker Karlsson

Marc-Edouard Vlasic -- Brent Burns

Brenden Dillon -- Erik Karlsson

Mario Ferraro -- Tim Heed

Martin Jones

Aaron Dell

Scratched: Lukas Radil, Jonny Brodzinski, Trevor Carrick

Injured: Jacob Middleton (left shoulder), Dalton Prout (upper body), Radim Simek (knee)

 

Sabres projected lineup

Victor Olofsson -- Jack Eichel -- Sam Reinhart

Jeff Skinner -- Marcus Johansson -- Vladimir Sobotka

Jimmy Vesey -- Casey Mittelstadt -- Conor Sheary

Zemgus Girgensons -- Johan Larsson -- Kyle Okposo

Rasmus Dahlin -- Colin Miller

Jake McCabe -- Rasmus Ristolainen

Marco Scandella -- Henri Jokiharju

Carter Hutton

Linus Ullmark

Scratched: John Gilmour, Evan Rodrigues

Injured: Brandon Montour (hand), Zach Bogosian (hip)  

 

CANUCKS (5-3-0) at RED WINGS (3-5-0)

7:30 p.m. ET; FS-D, SN360, City, NHL.TV

 

Canucks projected lineup

J.T. Miller -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser

Tanner Pearson -- Bo Horvat -- Jake Virtanen

Micheal Ferland -- Brandon Sutter -- Josh Leivo

Tim Schaller -- Jay Beagle -- Tyler Motte

Alexander Edler -- Tyler Myers

Quinn Hughes -- Christopher Tanev

Jordie Benn -- Troy Stecher

Jacob Markstrom

Thatcher Demko

Scratched: Loui Eriksson, Adam Gaudette, Ashton Sautner, Oscar Fantenberg

Injured: Antoine Roussel (knee)

 

Red Wings projected lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha

Luke Glendening -- Valtteri Filppula -- Andreas Athanasiou

Darren Helm -- Jacob de la Rose -- Justin Abdelkader

Evgeny Svechnikov -- Frans Nielsen -- Taro Hirose

Patrik Nemeth -- Mike Green

Danny DeKeyser -- Filip Hronek

Madison Bowey -- Trevor Daley

Jimmy Howard

Jonathan Bernier

Scratched: Christoffer Ehn, Jonathan Ericsson

Injured:  Dennis Cholowski (undisclosed), Adam Erne (undisclosed)

 

DUCKS (6-3-0) at PREDATORS (4-3-1)

8 p.m. ET; PRIME, FS-TN, NHL.TV

 

Ducks projected lineup

Max Comtois -- Ryan Getzlaf -- Ondrej Kase

Rickard Rakell -- Adam Henrique -- Jakob Silfverberg

Devin Shore-- Sam Steel -- Troy Terry

Nick Ritchie -- Derek Grant -- Carter Rowney

Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson

Michael Del Zotto -- Cam Fowler

Jacob Larsson -- Korbinian Holzer

John Gibson

Ryan Miller

Scratched: Nicolas Deslauriers, Max Jones

Injured: Brendan Guhle (lower body)

 

Predators projected lineup

Calle Jarnkrok -- Ryan Johansen -- Viktor Arvidsson

Mikael Granlund -- Kyle Turris -- Matt Duchene

Rocco Grimaldi -- Nick Bonino -- Craig Smith

Miikka Salomaki -- Colton Sissons -- Austin Watson

Roman Josi -- Ryan Ellis

Mattias Ekholm -- Dante Fabbro

Dan Hamhuis -- Yannick Weber

Pekka Rinne

Juuse Saros

Scratched: Matt Irwin

Injured: Filip Forsberg (lower body)

 

KINGS (3-5-0) at JETS (5-5-0)

8 p.m. ET; TSN3, FS-W, NHL.TV

 

Kings projected lineup

Alex Iafallo -- Anze Kopitar -- Dustin Brown

Jeff Carter -- Blake Lizotte -- Tyler Toffoli

Ilya Kovalchuk -- Adrian Kempe -- Trevor Lewis

Kyle Clifford -- Michael Amadio -- Austin Wagner

Ben Hutton -- Drew Doughty

Alec Martinez -- Sean Walker

Kurtis MacDermid -- Matt Roy

Jonathan Quick

Jack Campbell

Scratched: Joakim Ryan, Nikolai Prokhorkin

Injured: Derek Forbort (back)

 

Jets projected lineup

Patrik Laine -- Mark Scheifele -- Blake Wheeler

Kyle Connor -- Bryan Little -- Nikolaj Ehlers

Andrew Copp -- Adam Lowry -- Jack Roslovic

Mathieu Perreault -- David Gustafsson -- Gabriel Bourque

Josh Morrissey -- Anthony Bitetto

Neal Pionk -- Ville Heinola

Carl Dahlstrom -- Dmitry Kulikov

Connor Hellebuyck

Laurent Brossoit

Scratched: Mason Appleton

Injured: Nathan Beaulieu (upper body), Mark Letestu (undisclosed), Tucker Poolman (undisclosed)

Suspended: Dustin Byfuglien

 

OILERS (7-1-1) at WILD (2-6-0)

8 p.m. ET; FS-N, FS-WI, SNOL,NHL.TV

 

Oilers projected lineup

Leon Draisaitl -- Connor McDavid -- Zack Kassian

Alex Chiasson -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- James Neal

Jujhar Khaira -- Riley Sheahan -- Josh Archibald

Tomas Jurco -- Markus Granlund -- Patrick Russell

Darnell Nurse -- Ethan Bear

Oscar Klefbom -- Kris Russell

Brandon Manning -- Matt Benning

Mike Smith

Mikko Koskinen

Scratched: William Lagesson, Sam Gagner

Injured: Adam Larsson (leg), Joakim Nygard (rib), Joel Persson (concussion)

 

Wild projected lineup

Jordan Greenway -- Eric Staal -- Mats Zuccarello

Zach Parise -- Mikko Koivu -- Jason Zucker

Ryan Donato -- Luke Kunin -- Gerald Mayhew

Marcus Foligno -- Gabriel Dumont -- Ryan Hartman

Ryan Suter -- Jared Spurgeon

Jonas Brodin -- Matt Dumba

Carson Soucy -- Brad Hunt

Devan Dubnyk

Alex Stalock

Scratched: Nick Seeler

Injured: Joel Eriksson Ek (lower body), Victor Rask (lower body), Kevin Fiala (lower body), Greg Pateryn (core)

 

GOLDEN KNIGHTS (6-4-0) at BLACKHAWKS (2-3-1)

8:30 p.m. ET; NBCSCH, ATTSN-RM, NHL.TV

 

Golden Knights projected lineup

Jonathan Marchessault -- William Karlsson -- Reilly Smith

Max Pacioretty -- Paul Stastny -- Mark Stone

Brandon Pirri -- Cody Eakin -- Cody Glass

William Carrier -- Tomas Nosek -- Ryan Reaves

Brayden McNabb -- Shea Theodore

Jon Merrill -- Nick Holden

Jake Bischoff -- Deryk Engelland

Marc-Andre Fleury

Oscar Dansk

Scratched: Nicolas Roy, Nicolas Hague

Injured: Nate Schmidt (lower body), Alex Tuch (upper body), Zach Whitecloud(upper body), Malcolm Subban (lower body)

Suspended: Valentin Zykov

 

Blackhawks projected lineup

Alex DeBrincat -- Jonathan Toews -- Andrew Shaw

Dylan Strome -- Kirby Dach -- Patrick Kane

Brandon Saad -- David Kampf -- Dominik Kubalik

Drake Caggiula -- Ryan Carpenter -- Alexander Nylander

Duncan Keith -- Connor Murphy

Olli Maatta -- Brent Seabrook

Calvin de Haan -- Erik Gustafsson

Robin Lehner

Corey Crawford

Scratched: Brendan Perlini, Slater Koekkoek, Zack Smith

Injured: None

 

CAPITALS (6-2-2) at FLAMES (5-4-1)

9 p.m. ET; SNF, NBCSWA, NHL.TV

 

Capitals projected lineup

Alex Ovechkin -- Nicklas Backstrom -- T.J. Oshie

Carl Hagelin -- Evgeny Kuznetsov -- Tom Wilson

Jakub Vrana -- Lars Eller -- Garnet Hathaway

Brendan Leipsic -- Nic Dowd -- Chandler Stephenson

Michal Kempny -- John Carlson

Dmitry Orlov -- Nick Jensen

Jonas Siegenthaler -- Radko Gudas

Braden Holtby

Ilya Samsonov

Scratched: Tyler Lewington, Travis Boyd

Injured: Richard Panik (upper body)

 

Flames projected lineup

Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm

Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Austin Czarnik

Andrew Mangiapane -- Derek Ryan -- Tobias Rieder

Milan Lucic -- Mark Jankowski -- Michael Frolik

Mark Giordano -- Rasmus Andersson

Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic

TJ Brodie -- Michael Stone

Cam Talbot

David Rittich

Scratched: Oliver Kylington

Injured: Sam Bennett (lower body)

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