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Hurricanes at Oilers: Rosters and Projected Lines

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Frk Yeah: Here’s how the ‘Canes and Oilers will line up tonight in Edmonton.

New Hurricane Martin Frk skates in practice
Jamie Kellner

Bill Peters has made some changes to the lines following last Thursday and Sunday’s come-from-behind losses in Winnipeg and Vancouver.

Drawing into the lineup tonight will be a trio of previously scratched players, including Phil Di Giuseppe, Martin Frk, and Jakub Nakladal. For Nakladal, it will be his Hurricanes debut. In Frk’s case, it will be his NHL debut. Di Giuseppe will begin his quest to improve on his efforts last season that saw him put up 17 points in 41 games a season ago.

Here’s how the ‘Canes lined up at the morning skate:

Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Lee Stempniak
Joakim Nordstrom - Jordan Staal - Phil di Giuseppe
Sebastian Aho - Elias Lindholm - Teuvo Teravainen
Bryan Bickell - Jay McClement - Martin Frk

Ron Hainsey - Justin Faulk
Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin - Jakub Nakladal

Cam Ward
Eddie Lack

Injuries and Scratches: Andrej Nestrasil (healthy), Viktor Stalberg (healthy), Klas Dahlbeck (healthy), Ryan Murphy (lower-body)


For comparison, here’s the look at the lines that the Oilers are expected to roll tonight, as per the team’s twitter account:

Milan Lucic - Connor McDavid - Jordan Eberle
Benoit Pouliot - Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Zack Kassian
Patrick Maroon - Leon Draisaitl - Anton Slepyshev
Tyler Pitlick - Mark Letestu - Anton Lander

Oscar Klefbom - Adam Larsson
Andrej Sekera - Kris Russell
Darnell Nurse - Mark Fayne

Cam Talbot
Laurent Brossoit

Scratches: Jesse Puljujarvi (healthy), Eric Gryba (healthy)