Philadelphia Flyers center Maxime Talbot will play for Ilves Tampere of the SM-liiga during the lockout.
Jonas Gustavsson will be between the pipes for Detroit on Friday versus New Jersey.
Shea Weber (eye) is expected to resume practices Friday.
Tyler Seguin (concussion) skated Thursday morning and he'll be a game-time decision for tonight's contest against Toronto.
Justin Peters will make his second straight start Thursday.
Robin Lehner will start for Ottawa in Thursday's match against Tampa Bay.
The Buffalo Sabres have confirmed that Mikhail Grigorenko will be loaned to Team Russia for the 2014 World Junior Championships.
Evgeni Malkin will not play Thursday night versus San Jose because of a lower-body injury.
Phil Kessel (undisclosed) will play Thursday night, according to coach Randy Carlyle.
Steve Stamkos hopes to be able to return from his broken tibia before the start of the Olympics.
Buffalo interim coach Ted Nolan would like to see Ryan Miller stay with the Sabres.
Ilya Bryzgalov (head) is now on the injured reserve list.