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Carolina Hurricanes vs. Montreal Canadiens: Lineups and Game Discussion

It looks like the Canes will get a reinforcement at forward tonight.

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The Hurricanes will look to extend their point streak to six games tonight with a visit from their dear friends north of the border.

Carolina will once again be without Jesperi Kotkaniemi, who Rod Brind’Amour said will be out at least a couple weeks, but it looks like Jordan Martinook is set to return from his lower-body injury.

Here’s how Carolina projects to line up for this one:

Teuvo Teravainen - Sebastian Aho - Seth Jarvis
Andrei Svechnikov - Vincent Trocheck - Max Domi
Nino Niederreiter - Jordan Staal - Jesper Fast
Jordan Martinook - Derek Stepan - Martin Necas

Jaccob Slavin - Tony DeAngelo
Brady Skjei - Brett Pesce
Brendan Smith - Ian Cole

Frederik Andersen
Antti Raanta

Injuries: Ethan Bear, Jesperi Kotkaniemi

Scratches: Steven Lorentz


Montreal had an optional morning skate this morning, and will get forward Jake Evans back from injury. Here’s how the Habs project to line up for this one:

Cole Caufield - Nick Suzuki - Joel Armia
Rem Pitlick - Christian Dvorak - Josh Anderson
Paul Byron - Jake Evans - Mike Hoffman
Tyler Pitlick - Laurent Dauphin - Jesse Ylonen

Alexander Romanov - David Savard
Joel Edmundson - Justin Barron
Corey Schueneman - Chris Wideman

Jake Allen
Samuel Montembeault