CANUCKS (8-5-2) at DUCKS (6-6-3)
10 p.m. ET; PRIME, SNP, NHL.TV
Ryan Miller will start against his former team when the Anaheim Ducks host the Vancouver Canucks at Honda Center on Thursday.
Miller, who spent the past three seasons with the Canucks, signed a two-year contract with the Ducks on July 1. He made nine saves on 10 shots replacing John Gibson (upper body) in the third period of a 4-3 overtime loss to the Los Angeles Kings on Tuesday.
Defenseman Alexander Edler will return to the lineup for the Canucks after missing the past 12 games with a knee injury. The 12-year veteran will replace Christopher Tanev, who will miss the final three games of the road trip with an upper-body injury.
Vancouver has won four straight on the road and is 5-1-0 away from Rogers Arena. The Ducks are 0-2-2 in their past four games and haven't lost five in a row since Oct. 22-29, 2015.
Players to watch
Vancouver forward Brock Boeser has eight points (three goals, five assists) in the past five games.
Miller will make his third start of the season for Anaheim. He's 1-0-2 with a 2.13 goals-against average and .946 save percentage.
They said it
"I've pushed it as far as I can in practice, it's time to play." -- Vancouver defenseman Alexander Edler on his return
"There are a lot of guys on that team who I consider guys I went to battle with and guys I really liked to be around." -- Ducks goalie Ryan Miller on facing the Canucks
Canucks projected lineup
Sven Baertschi -- Bo Horvat -- Brock Boeser
Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Jake Virtanen
Brendan Gaunce -- Brandon Sutter -- Derek Dorsett
Thomas Vanek -- Alexander Burmistrov -- Sam Gagner
Ben Hutton -- Alexander Edler
Derrick Pouliot -- Erik Gudbranson
Michael Del Zotto -- Alex Biega
Scratched: Reid Boucher, Patrick Wiercioch, Anders Nilsson
Injured: Markus Granlund (upper body), Loui Eriksson (knee), Troy Stecher (knee), Christopher Tanev (upper body)
Ducks projected lineup
Rickard Rakell -- Kalle Kossila -- Corey Perry
Andrew Cogliano -- Derek Grant -- Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie -- Antoine Vermette -- Chris Wagner
Logan Shaw -- Dennis Rasmussen -- Kevin Roy
Hampus Lindholm -- Josh Manson
Francois Beauchemin -- Brandon Montour
Kevin Bieksa -- Sami Vatanen
Scratched: Korbinian Holzer, Jaycob Megna
Injured: Ryan Getzlaf (face), Cam Fowler (knee), Patrick Eaves (illness), Ryan Kesler (hip surgery), Jared Boll (lower body), Ondrej Kase (upper body), John Gibson (upper body)
Granlund is a game-time decision after missing a 5-3 victory against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday. ... Roy was recalled from San Diego of the American Hockey League on Wednesday and will make his NHL debut. He was leading San Diego with 11 points (four goals, seven assists) in 10 games.
Dorsett has seven goals in 15 games, one more than he had in 85 games during the past two seasons. … Grant has nine points (three goals, six assists) in his past nine games after he had no goals and seven assists in his first 92 NHL games.