DALLAS -- Here are the projected lineups for Tuesday night's game between the Nashville Predators and Dallas Stars at American Airlines Center.
Bobby Butler – Martin Erat – Craig Smith
Nick Spaling – Mike Fisher – Zach Boychuk
Gabriel Bourque – David Legwand – Brandon Yip
Sergei Kostitsyn – Paul Gaustad – Rich Clune
Kevin Klein – Victor Bartley
Shea Weber – Roman Josi
Ryan Ellis – Scott Hannan
Scratched: Jonathon Blum, Matt Halischuk
Injured: Hal Gill (lower body), Patric Hornqvist (upper body), Colin Wilson (upper body)
Notes: The Predators begin a five-game road trip. These teams met in the Music City on Feb. 25 with Nashville coming away with a 5-4 win. Barry Trotz's club is 0-5-1 in their last six on the road with their last win away from Bridgestone Arena coming on Feb. 5 at St. Louis. Fisher will likely be appearing in the 800th game of his NHL career on Tuesday. The Predators currently have a three-game winning streak over the Stars.
Reilly Smith – Cody Eakin - Jaromir Jagr
Ray Whitney – Derek Roy – Erik Cole
Loui Eriksson – Antoine Roussel – Tomas Vincour
Eric Nystrom – Vernon Fiddler – Ryan Garbutt
Brenden Dillon - Stephane Robidas
Jordie Benn – Trevor Daley
Alex Goligoski – Jamie Oleksiak
Scratched: Philip Larsen
Injured: Jamie Benn (wrist), Brenden Morrow (groin), Aaron Rome (foot)
Notes: The Stars lost 2-0 at Phoenix on Saturday, splitting a quick two-game trip that also saw them win 5-1 at Los Angeles on Thursday. Tuesday's game will likely mark the return of Whitney to the ice for the first time since Feb. 1 vs. Phoenix. Whitney suffered a foot injury that night against the Coyotes which required surgery and has missed Dallas' last 16 games. However, while Whitney will likely return against the Nashville Predators, the Stars will likely be without their first-line center in Benn as well as their captain in Morrow. Tuesday's game is the start of a four-game homestand for Dallas.