Edmonton goaltender Devan Dubnyk is hopeful that a deal can be reached shortly between the NHL and the players association.
Johnny Boychuk is dealing with an upper-body injury.
Al Montoya will be the Montreal Canadiens' starter on Friday.
Andrei Markov (groin) hasn't been seeing improvement lately and he will consequently stop skating.
Mikael Granlund has benefited from his switch to the wing this season.
With three seconds on the clock in overtime, Connor McDavid scored a controversial game winning goal in a 4-3 win over the Panthers.
Patrice Bergeron scored a goal and added two assists in Wednesday's 6-5 shootout loss to the Red Wings.
Tomas Tatar scored a goal and two assists in Detroit's 6-5 shootout win over the Boston Bruins.
Matt Murray turned aside 19 of 20 shots in Wednesday's 4-1 win over the Montreal Canadiens.
Blake Wheeler found the back of the net in Wednesday's 6-3 win over Arizona.
P.K. Subban (upper body) may be ready to return next week.
Jared Coreau will be in the crease for Wednesday's game against Boston.