Hockey Fights Cancer Night comes to Raleigh tonight as the Hurricanes take on the Anaheim Ducks. The Canes have made a flurry of moves since their last action on Tuesday. Scott Darling cleared waivers and has been sent to Charlotte, while Valentin Zykov was claimed on waivers by the Edmonton Oilers. Lastly, Micheal Ferland was diagnosed with a concussion, and to provide depth, the Canes recalled Clark Bishop.
Curtis McElhinney will once again be in net for the Canes, as he looks to continue his sterling work through nine games in Raleigh. McElhinney has posted a 7-2 record along with a .930 save percentage and 2.12 goals against average as he has solidified a roster spot after being claimed on waivers before Opening Night.
With all of the changes, below are the anticipated lines for the Canes on Friday:
Sebastian Aho - Jordan Staal - Teuvo Teravainen
Brock McGinn - Victor Rask - Justin Williams
Andrei Svechnikov - Lucas Wallmark - Jordan Martinook
Warren Foegele - Clark Bishop - Phil Di Giuseppe
Jaccob Slavin - Dougie Hamilton
Calvin de Haan - Justin Faulk
Jake Bean - Trevor van Riemsdyk
The Anaheim Ducks enter Friday coming off a hard-fought 3-2 victory in South Florida against the Panthers. Coming in at 12-10-5, the Ducks are staying afloat and in second place in a struggling Pacific Division. The Ducks are hopeful that defenseman Hampus Lindholm might be available to return this evening after practicing alongside Brandon Montour during the morning skate.
John Gibson will be between the pipes for the Ducks as they continue their east-coast trip that will take them to Washington after the game. Below is the expected lineup for the Ducks:
Rickard Rakell - Ryan Getzlaf - Jakob Silfverberg
Nick Ritchie - Adam Henrique - Ondrej Kase
Andrew Cogliano - Ryan Kesler - Kiefer Sherwood
Brian Gibbons - Carter Rowney - Pontus Aberg
Jacob Larsson - Josh Manson
Brandon Montour - Hampus Lindholm
Marcus Pettersson - Jake Dotchin