Shawn Thornton's in-person hearing for dropping Brooks Orpik to the ice and then hitting him in the head is scheduled for Friday.
Mats Zuccarello (hand) is a game-time decision on Friday.
Nathan MacKinnon surpassed NHL superstar Wayne Gretzky for the longest point streak by an 18-year-old on Thursday night.
Steve Stamkos returned from a 45-game absence Thursday night and he was named the 10th captain in Tampa Bay's franchise history.
Michal Neuvirth will make his Buffalo debut Friday night when the Sabres play on the road against the Florida Panthers.
Tyler Seguin was dominant in Thursday's 6-1 destruction of the struggling Canucks.
Tuukka Rask stopped all 16 shots he faced en route to a 3-0 shutout win over Washington Monday.
Jeff Zatkoff will be in goal for Pittsburgh against San Jose Thursday night.
Marian Gaborik is slated to play with Anze Kopitar and Justin Williams in his first game with Los Angeles on Thursday night.
David Legwand will center Detroit's top line on Friday night against New Jersey.
Thomas Vanek will make his Montreal debut on Thursday.
Jean-Sebastien Giguere is expected to be between the pipes for the Avalanche in Thursday's match-up against Detroit.