BLUES (13-5-1) at OILERS (7-9-2)
9 p.m. ET; SNW, FS-MW, NHL.TV
Forward Michael Cammalleri will make his debut for the Edmonton Oilers against the St. Louis Blues at Rogers Place on Thursday.
Cammalleri, 35, was acquired in a trade with the Los Angeles Kings for forward Jussi Jokinen on Tuesday. Cammalleri had seven points (three goals, four assists) in 15 games with Los Angeles.
The Oilers are 3-1-1 in their past five games. They scored eight goals in a victory against the Vegas Golden Knights on Tuesday after scoring eight goals in their previous five games, when they went 2-2-1.
The Blues look to avoid a third consecutive loss after going 9-1-1 in their previous 11 games.
Players to watch
Oilers center Ryan Nugent-Hopkins scored two goals against Vegas and has 11 points (six goals, five assists) in his past 10 games.
Blues forward Jaden Schwartz leads St. Louis in scoring with 24 points (10 goals, 14 assists) in 19 games, and has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past five games.
They said it
"I'm really excited about the hockey opportunity, coming to this team and seeing where this team wants to go. I'm just really excited to come play hockey here." -- Oilers forward Mike Cammalleriv
"I think we got a little complacent there, things were so good to us that it seemed we were coming to the rink every night and knowing we were going to win. Maybe you take your foot off the gas a little bit and you realize you can get beat on any given night." -- Blues center Brayden Schenn on losing two consecutive games for the first time this season
Blues projected lineup
Jaden Schwartz -- Brayden Schenn -- Vladimir Tarasenko
Vladimir Sobotka -- Paul Stastny -- Alexander Steen
Magnus Paajarvi -- Oskar Sundqvist -- Dmitrij Jaskin
Scottie Upshall -- Kyle Brodziak -- Chris Thorburn
Joel Edmundson -- Alex Pietrangelo
Carl Gunnarsson -- Colton Parayko
Vince Dunn -- Robert Bortuzzo
Scratched: Nate Prosser
Injured: Robby Fabbri (knee), Zachary Sanford (shoulder), Patrik Berglund (shoulder), Jay Bouwmeester (ankle)
Oilers projected lineup
Patrick Maroon -- Connor McDavid -- Leon Draisaitl
Milan Lucic -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Jesse Puljujarvi
Michael Cammalleri -- Ryan Strome -- Iiro Pakarinen
Drake Caggiula -- Mark Letestu -- Zack Kassian
Darnell Nurse -- Adam Larsson
Oscar Klefbom -- Matt Benning
Kris Russell -- Yohann Auvitu
Scratched: Eric Gryba, Brad Malone
Injured: Andrej Sekera (knee), Anton Slepyshev (groin), Jujhar Khaira (upper body)
Khaira is day to day. … Paajarvi returns to the lineup after being a healthy scratch against the Calgary Flames. He will replace Beau Bennett, who was assigned to Chicago of the American Hockey League on Tuesday.
St. Louis has one regulation loss against Western Conference opponents this season (6-1-1) … Schenn has 11 points (two goals, nine assists) in a five-game point streak. … Tarasenko has eight points (four goals, four assists) in his past five games … McDavid has six points (four goals, two assists) in his past five games.