DALLAS -- Here are the projected lineups for Thursday night's game between the Edmonton Oilers and Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.
Taylor Hall – Ryan Nugent-Hopkins – Jordan Eberle
Ryan Jones – Sam Gagner – Ales Hemsky
Ryan Smyth – Eric Belanger – Nail Yakupov
Ben Eager – Chris Vandevelde – Lennart Petrell
Jeff Petry – Ladislav Smid
Nick Schultz – Justin Schultz
Corey Potter – Mark Fistric
Scratches: Magnus Paajarvi, Theo Peckham, Ryan Whitney
Injuries: Teemu Hartikainen (shoulder), Shawn Horcoff (hand), Nikolai Khabibulin (groin), Anton Lander (foot), Andy Sutton (knee)
Notes: The Oilers are 3-3-2 on the road this season and Thursday marks game two of a nine-game road trip. Edmonton last played on Monday, falling 3-2 in overtime to the Blackhawks at United Center. Dubnyk will get the nod in goal for the Oilers on Thursday, his first start since Feb. 21 against the Wild, when he stopped 25 of 28 shots in a 3-1 loss at Rexall Place. Thursday's meeting with the Stars will mark the third and final meeting of these clubs in the regular season. Dallas has taken the first two meetings, both in Edmonton, winning 3-2 in overtime on Feb. 6 and by a 4-1 margin on Feb. 12. Thursday's game will also mark the return of Hall to the ice for Edmonton after serving his two-game suspension for kneeing Minnesota's Cal Clutterbuck.
Brenden Morrow – Jamie Benn - Jaromir Jagr
Antoine Roussel – Derek Roy - Loui Eriksson
Erik Cole – Cody Eakin – Reilly Smith
Eric Nystrom – Vernon Fiddler – Ryan Garbutt
Brenden Dillon - Stephane Robidas
Jordie Benn – Trevor Daley
Alex Goligoski – Jamie Oleksiak
Scratches: Matt Fraser, Tom Wandell
Injuries: Philip Larsen (shoulder), Aaron Rome (foot), Ray Whitney (foot)
Notes: The Stars split their two-game road trip earlier in the week, losing 5-4 in overtime at the Predators on Monday and beating the Blue Jackets on their home ice, 5-4 on Tuesday night, Dallas' first win in the second game of a back-to-back this season. Thursday's game should mark the return of Lehtonen to the Stars crease. The Finnish netminder last started between the pipes for Dallas on Feb. 15 at the Canucks, when a groin injury forced him to leave the ice just 13:49 into that contest. Tonight will also mark the Stars debut of Cole, acquired in a trade with the Canadiens on Tuesday for Michael Ryder and a third-round pick in the 2013 NHL Draft.