Here are the projected lineups for a game Saturday night between the Vancouver Canucks and Los Angeles Kings at Staples Center:
Daniel Sedin – Henrik Sedin – Alexandre Burrows
Mason Raymond – Jordan Schroeder – Jannik Hansen
Chris Higgins – Maxim Lapierre – Andrew Ebbett
Andrew Gordon – Tom Sestito – Dale Weise
Kevin Bieksa – Dan Hamhuis
Andrew Alberts – Jason Garrison
Keith Ballard – Christopher Tanev
Injured: Ryan Kesler (foot), Manny Malhotra (eye), Zach Kassian (back), David Booth (ankle).
Scratched: Cam Barker, Steve Pinizzotto (ill), Alex Edler (suspended).
Notes: Edler is serving the first of a two-game suspension for his charge of Phoenix Coyotes goaltender Mike Smith. ... Ballard played as a forward Thursday after Higgins had a stiff back but he is expected to return. Gordon was recently recalled from the American Hockey League. ... Schneider is expected to start, according to the Vancouver Province.
Dustin Brown – Anze Kopitar – Justin Williams
Dustin Penner – Mike Richards – Jeff Carter
Dwight King – Jarret Stoll – Trevor Lewis
Kyle Clifford – Colin Fraser – Jordan Nolan
Jake Muzzin – Drew Doughty
Rob Scuderi – Slava Voynov
Keaton Ellerby – Alec Martinez
Injured: Matt Greene (back), Willie Mitchell (knee).
Scratched: Davis Drewiske, Brad Richardson, Tyler Toffoli.
Notes: Coach Darryl Sutter called out the top line after a 2-0 loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday and said they have not been playing well for about three games. He recently put Jordan Nolan back in the lineup, but he has rookie Tyler Toffoli at his disposal if he wants more of a scoring threat. ... Quick was in net Thursday and he could hardly be faulted for the two goals allowed. ... Saturday is the 19th anniversary of Wayne Gretzky breaking Gordie Howe’s scoring record in a game against Vancouver.