With the addition of Matt Moulson and the return to health of Zach Parise and Miko Koivu, Nino Niederreiter is not likely to get much, if any, power-play ice time.
Darcy Kuemper will start for the 16th consecutive game when the Wild face off against the Stars Saturday night.
Newly acquired Marian Gaborik will be on the Kings' No. 1 power-play unit alongside Anze Kopitar and Jeff Carter.
The Dallas Stars will retire Mike Modano's number nine in a ceremony Saturday night.
After his victory over Winnipeg Thursday night, Los Angeles goalie Jonathan Quick has wins against every team in the NHL.
Kari Lehtonen will get the start in goal against Minnesota Saturday night.
With Rich Peverley skating alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin on the Stars' first line, Valeri Nichushkin has moved down in the lneup.
The Edmonton Oilers are 7-2-1 in their past 11 starts, their best string since they took 16 points out of 11 games at the start of the 2011-12 season.
Ryan O'Reilly, who leads the Avalanche in goals this season with 24, has yet to register a penalty minute.
Washington Capitals officials refused to comment Friday on reports out of Russia that Evgeny Kuznetsov, their 2010 first-round pick, was leaving his Kontinental Hockey League team to join the NHL.
Vancouver coach John Tortorella was hard-pressed to find a silver lining in a sobering 6-1 loss to the Dallas Stars on Thursday, but found one in Shawn Matthias.
Goaltender Anti Niemi is the San Jose Sharks' probable starting goaltender when they entertain the Montreal Canadiens tonight.
In his first three games after recently returning from knee surgery, Raffi Torres scored three times as a reminder that he does have good hands around the net.
Semyon Varlamov will get the start Saturday afternoon against the Blues.
Future Hall of Famer Teemu Selanne is amazed with the poise and ability of young Olli Maata.