Here are the projected lineups for Thursday night's game between the Carolina Hurricanes and Buffalo Sabres:
Jiri Tlusty – Eric Staal – Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner – Jordan Staal – Zac Dalpe
Drayson Bowman – Jussi Jokinen – Chad LaRose
Patrick Dwyer – Tim Brent – Kevin Westgarth
Tim Gleason – Justin Faulk
Jay Harrison – Bobby Sanguinetti
Joni Pitkanen - Jay Harrison
Scratches: Jeremy Welsh, Zach Boychuk, Joe Corvo
Thomas Vanek – Cody Hodgson – Jason Pominville
Marcus Foligno – Tyler Ennis – Drew Stafford
Steve Ott – Mikhail Grigorenko – Nathan Gerbe
John Scott – Jochen Hecht – Patrick Kaleta
Robyn Regehr - Tyler Myers
Andrej Sekera - Jordan Leopold
Christian Ehrhoff - Alexander Sulzer
Scratches: Matt Ellis, TJ Brennan
Injured: Ville Leino
Gerbe has been cleared to play after off-season back surgery and will join the lineup tonight, paired with Ott and Grigorenko.
"Nathan's got a natural goal-scoring touch, so I think he's got some finish to him," Sabres coach Lindy Ruff said. "He's got real good speed and we're hoping he can create a little bit of offense for us."
Enroth makes his first start of the season in goal for Buffalo. In two career games against Carolina, Enroth has a 0.49 goals-against average.