CANUCKS (0-1-0) at FLAMES (0-1-0)
10 p.m. ET; CBC, SNP, NHL.TV
Loui Eriksson will be a healthy scratch for the Vancouver Canucks when they play the Calgary Flames at Scotiabank Saddledome on Saturday.
The forward, who had 29 points (11 goals, 18 assists) in 81 games with the Canucks last season, is in the fourth year of a six-year, $36 million contract signed on July 1, 2016.
Adam Gaudette, who had 12 points (five goals, seven assists) in 56 games last season, will take his place in the lineup.
Tobias Rieder will debut for Calgary. The forward, who was scratched in a season-opening 5-3 loss at the Colorado Avalanche on Thursday, was invited to training camp with the Flames on a professional tryout contract and signed a one-year, two-way contract Sept. 29.
Players to watch
Flames defenseman Mark Giordano, who won the Norris Trophy as the best defenseman in the NHL last season, had six points (two goals, four assists) in five games against the Canucks in 2018-19.
Canucks forward Elias Pettersson, who won the Calder Trophy as NHL rookie of the year last season, had nine points (four goals, five assists) in five games against Calgary in 2018-19.
They said it
"We're playing a pretty good team here tonight. They had almost 110 points last year and pretty well have got the same team, except they've got [Milan Lucic] in the lineup. They're one of the better teams in the league." -- Canucks coach Travis Green
"It'll be a real stiff test here tonight. Our division, I think, has gotten better and it'll be a tough division here this year." -- Flames coach Bill Peters
Canucks projected lineup
Micheal Ferland -- Elias Pettersson -- Brock Boeser
Tanner Pearson -- Bo Horvat -- J.T. Miller
Josh Leivo -- Adam Gaudette -- Jake Virtanen
Tim Schaller -- Jay Beagle -- Brandon Sutter
Alexander Edler -- Tyler Myers
Quinn Hughes -- Christopher Tanev
Jordie Benn -- Troy Stecher
Scratched: Loui Eriksson, Oscar Fantenberg
Injured: Antoine Roussel (knee), Tyler Motte (upper body)
Flames projected lineup
Johnny Gaudreau -- Sean Monahan -- Elias Lindholm
Matthew Tkachuk -- Mikael Backlund -- Michael Frolik
Milan Lucic -- Derek Ryan -- Sam Bennett
Andrew Mangiapane -- Mark Jankowski -- Tobias Rieder
Mark Giordano -- TJ Brodie
Noah Hanifin -- Travis Hamonic
Oliver Kylington -- Rasmus Andersson
Scratched: Austin Czarnik, Michael Stone
Rieder will replace Czarnik, who is sore, and play on the fourth line with Jankowski and Mangiapane.
Horvat is two goals from 100 in the NHL. …Tanev is two points from 100 in the NHL. … Gaudreau had his 100th NHL multi-point game on Thursday. … Lucic is two goals from 200 in the NHL.