RALEIGH, N.C. -- The Carolina Hurricanes returned to Raleigh Saturday night following a 3-2 road win against the New York Islanders, extending their winning streak to three games.
Hurricanes captain Eric Staal left the game in the second period with a lower-body injury and did not return. The Hurricanes captain has missed only one game since the start of the 2010-11 and head coach Kirk Muller gave no update on his status following Carolina's win.
The Nashville Predators lost 5-4 to the Florida Panthers in a shootout Saturday night in Sunrise, Fla. The Predators have earned points in four straight games (2-0-2).
Here are the projected lineups for the Predators and Hurricanes:
Colin Wilson - Mike Fisher - Patric Hornqvist
Gabriel Bourque - Matt Cullen - Viktor Stalberg
Nick Spaling - David Legwand - Craig Smith
Eric Nystrom - Paul Gaustad - Matt Hendricks
Shea Weber - Roman Josi
Mattias Ekholm - Seth Jones
Ryan Ellis - Kevin Klein
Scratched: Rich Clune Victor Bartley
Injured: Pekka Rinne (hip)
Jeff Skinner - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Nathan Gerbe - Jordan Staal - Patrick Dwyer
Drayson Bowman - Manny Malhotra - Tuomo Ruutu
Zach Boychuk - Brett Sutter - Radek Dvorak
Justin Faulk - Andrej Sekera
Ron Hainsey - Brett Bellemore
John-Michael Liles - Ryan Murphy
Scratched: Mike Komisarek
Injured: Cam Ward (lower body), Riley Nash (lower body), Jiri Tlusty (appendectomy), Jay Harrison (concussion).