BOSTON -- Teemu Selanne's injured mouth sustained in the Anaheim Ducks' win against the Philadelphia Flyers on Tuesday added to the team's lengthy list of injured players.
But with Selanne back in California awaiting oral surgery, the team will get one body back against the Boston Bruins on Thursday as Dustin Penner will get back in the lineup after a five-game absence.
Penner took part in the morning skate Wednesday and will make his return to the lineup Wednesday night. It will be his first game since Oct. 20, when he sustained a concussion on a hit by the Dallas Stars' Ryan Garbutt. Garbutt was suspended for five games by the NHL Department of Player Safety for the hit.
The Ducks will continue their season-long eight-game, 15-day road trip at TD Garden against a Bruins team that arrived home late Wednesday after a loss at the Pittsburgh Penguins.
The Bruins did not have a morning skate but made one addition to their roster, recalling forward Ryan Spooner from Providence of the American Hockey League. There was no immediate word on whether the recall was necessary because of injury or if Spooner was brought up to spark a team that's lost two in a row for the for the first time this season.
Here are the projected lineups for both teams:
Milan Lucic - David Krejci - Jarome Iginla
Reilly Smith - Patrice Bergeron - Brad Marchand
Carl Soderberg - Chris Kelly - Jordan Caron
Daniel Paille - Gregory Campbell - Shawn Thornton
Zdeno Chara - Johnny Boychuk
Dennis Seidenberg - Dougie Hamilton
Torey Krug - Adam McQuaid
Scratched: Ryan Spooner, Matt Bartkowski
Injured: Loui Eriksson (concussion)
Patrick Maroon - Ryan Getzlaf - Corey Perry
Dustin Penner - Nick Bonino - Emerson Etem
Andrew Cogliano - Mathieu Perreault - Kyle Palmieri
Daniel Winnik - Peter Holland - Devante Smith-Pelly
Hampus Lindholm - Francois Beauchemin
Cam Fowler - Ben Lovejoy
Bryan Allen - Sami Vatanen
Scratched: Mark Fistric, Rickard Rakell
Injured: Sheldon Souray (wrist), Luca Sbisa (ankle), Matt Beleskey (upper body), Viktor Fasth (lower body), Jakob Silfverberg (hand), Saku Koivu (concussion), Teemu Selanne (face).