Andrej Sustr will draw into the Lightning's lineup Friday night.
Tampa Bay will use seven defensemen because Ondrej Palat is dealing with an upper-body injury. Sustr had a goal and eight points in 43 games in the regular season.
The Minnesota Wild are looking to put their blown lead in Game 1 of the first round behind them.
Minnesota had a 4-2 lead over Colorado in the third period, but ended up losing 5-4 in overtime. "You're going to face adversity in the playoffs," Wild coach Mike Yeo said. "We want to get on a run here and any team that's going to have any kind of success in the playoffs, you're going to face adversity." The first two games of the series are in Colorado, so if Minnesota bounces back on Saturday, then they're in great shape going forward.
Joel Quenneville has been fined $25,000 for "inappropriate conduct."
Quenneville, while expressing his anger over what he felt was a missed call by the officials during the second overtime period of Thursday's game, grabbed his crotch while yelling at the referees. He later apologized for the incident and called it "a bush-league move."
Gabriel Landeskog wants to see the Avalanche perform better with the man advantage as their first round series progresses.
Colorado was 0-for-4 on the power play in Game 1. "We had some chances and we didn't get anything, and they scored on one of their power plays," Landeskog said. "Special teams are so big in the playoffs, so that's one thing we've got to improve." Colorado ranked fifth with a 19.8% power-play success rate in the regular season.
Riley Sheahan is getting ready to make his playoff debut on Friday.
Sheahan had nine goals and 24 points in 42 games during the regular season. He will play alongside Gustav Nyquist and Tomas Tatar.
Stars coach Lindy Ruff is planning on making lineup changes for Game 2, but he naturally didn't want to go into specifics.
Ray Whitney skated alongside Jamie Benn and Tyler Seguin during Friday's skate, but Ruff downplayed that. "We just did a warm-up and I said any three guys go," Ruff said. Whitney said he wasn't sure what line he would end up on.
T.J. Oshie (upper body) is doubtful for Game 2 on Saturday.
Oshie has been skating, but still needs to be cleared for contact drills. He had 21 goals and 60 points in 79 games in 2013-14.
Jay Bouwmeester is fine despite missing the second overtime period of the Blues' 4-3 triple overtime win.
Blues coach Ken Hitchcock said Bouwmeester missed the period due to dehydration. Bouwmeester logged 29:16 minutes in the contest.