Foligno will re-enter the lineup tonight after having missed eight games due to an upper-body injury sustained against the Philadelphia Flyers on October 20. Foligno will slot in on the second line’s right wing.
With the adjustment, Craig Smith slides down to the third line. Smith has yet to register any points this season.
Anton Blidh is also returning from injury and just in time to sub onto the fourth line’s left wing with Trent Frederic out. Blidh has appeared in one game this season on October 22.
Linus Ullmark will start in net. He’s 3-2-0 this season, with a 2.59 GAA and .918 save percentage.
Defensive pairings remain the same.
Here’s how lines and defensive pairings are projected to look:
Brad Marchand - Patrice Bergeron - David Pastrnak
Taylor Hall - Charlie Coyle - Foligno
Jake DeBrusk - Erik Haula - Smith
Blidh - Tomas Nosek - Curtis Lazar
Derek Forbort - Charlie McAvoy
Matt Grzelcyk - Brandon Carlo
Mike Reilly - Connor Clifton
Ullmark get the start
For the Oilers, Mikko Koskinen will get the nod in net.
Here’s how the Oilers will look:
Zach Hyman - Connor McDavid - Jesse Puljujarvi
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins - Leon Draisaitl - Kailer Yamamoto
Warren Foegele - Derek Ryan - Kyle Turris
Brendan Perlini - Ryan McLeod - Colton Sceviour
Darnell Nurse - Evan Bouchard
Duncan Keith - Cody Ceci
Slater Koekkoek - Tyson Barrie
Koskinen in net