The good news for the Canes is that they are the healthiest they have been in a long time with a lot of guys returning tonight. Tim Brent, Riley Nash, and Dan Ellis are all returning to the line-up as where Checkers call-up Chris Terry will make his NHL debut. In other injury news, Joni Pitkanen skated today and it is said that Tuomo Ruutu could begin skating again as soon as March 15th.
The line-up's are as follows...
Jiri Tlusty - Eric Staal - Alexander Semin
Jeff Skinner - Jordan Staal - Jussi Jokinen
Chris Terry - Riley Nash - Patrick Dwyer
Drayson Bowman - Tim Brent - Tim Wallace
Jay Harrison - Justin Faulk
Tim Gleason - Joe Corvo
Bobby Sanguinetti - Jamie McBain
Inactive: Kevin Westgarth
Injured: Joni Pitkanen (lower body), Chad LaRose (concussion), Tuomo Ruutu (hip), Cam Ward (MCL)
As far as the Devils are concerned, they will be playing without Marty Brodeur and Dainius Zubrusm and they could also be missing Henrik Tallinder.
News and Notes
- Chris Terry is making his NHL debut tonight for the Canes
- The Canes will be dawning camo warmups in honor of Military Appreciation Night
- This is the first time in 69 games that Cam Ward and Marty Brodeur are not the starting goaltenders when the Canes and Devils face off