Patrick Sharp's return to the Chicago Blackhawks mix appears short-lived.
Ales Hemsky is projected to play on the fourth line in Dallas' season opener.
Jonas Hiller will start in Calgary's game against Vancouver on Saturday.
Henrik Lundqvist is expected to start on both Friday and Saturday.
Brian Gionta (lower body) will not participate in Thursday's opener.
Raffi Torres has confirmed that he won't appeal his suspension.
Antti Niemi will play between the pipes on Thursday.
Zdeno Chara (upper body) will not participate in Thursday's season opener.
Clarke MacArthur (upper body) is regarded as a game-time decision on Thursday.
Raffi Torres will reportedly not appeal his 41-game suspension.
Jaroslav Halak (upper body) has practiced for two straight days.
Joe Pavelski had a big night with a goal, two assists, while recording seven shots and a plus-3 in the Sharks 5-1 beat down of Los Angeles on Tuesday.