Well, things are going to look a little bit different for the Anaheim Ducks in tonight’s face off against the Minnesota Wild.
Forward Adam Henrique was placed on waivers by the club this morning, and though clearing waivers doesn’t necessitate that a player be re-assigned, he’s still likely to be a healthy scratch tonight. Hampus Lindholm was injured in Thursday’s 3-1 loss to the Wild and will not play tonight. Slotting into the D-corps will be Josh Mahura, who is making his season debut. The 22-year-old has 28 games of NHL experience, notching two goals and seven assists.
As for the Wild, they’re getting closer to full strength, with several players coming off the league’s COVID-19 protocols on Friday. While they aren’t rushing too many players back to the ice, Jonas Brodin will return to his spot next to Matt Dumba on the blue line.
Here’s everything you need to know to tune in:
Max Jones — Ryan Getzlaf — Troy Terry
Danton Heinen — Sam Steel — Jakob Silfverberg
Max Comtois — Isac Lundestrom — Rickard Rakell
Nicolas Deslauriers — Derek Grant — Carter Rowney
Cam Fowler — Jani Hakanpaa
Josh Mahura — Kevin Shattenkirk
Ben Hutton — Jacob Larsson
Expected Scratches: Vinni Lettieri, Adam Henrique, David Backes
Injured Reserve: Josh Manson (oblique), Hampus Lindholm (lower body)
Jordan Greenway — Joel Eriksson Ek — Kevin Fiala
Kirill Kaprizov — Marcus Johansson — Mats Zuccarello
Zach Parise — Ryan Hartman — Marcus Foligno
Nico Sturm — Nick Bonino — Nick Bjugstad
Ryan Suter — Calen Addison
Ian Cole — Jared Spurgeon
Jonas Brodin — Matt Dumba
Expected Scratches: Matt Bartkowski, Brad Hunt, Gerald Mayhew, Dereck Baribeau, Victor Rask, Carson Soucy, Cam Talbot
Injured Reserve: Alex Stalock (upper body)
COVID-19 Protocol: Andrew Hammond
How to Watch
Puck drop is at 6 p.m. PT/9 p.m. ET at Honda Center in Anaheim, California. Tonight’s game will be broadcast regionally on PRIME, Fox Sports San Diego, Fox Sports North and Fox Sports Wisconsin, as well as available to stream through NHL.tv and ESPN+.
Follow along in the comments for live updates and reactions throughout the game!