Devils @ Oilers Lines and Pairings

Neither man will be involved. - Paul Bereswill

Ryan Nugent Hopkins returns to a familiar spot.

Check back throughout the day as we'll post updates when they become available.

The Oilers expected lineup based on recent practices and team updates:

Edmonton Oilers Expected Lineup
Taylor Hall
Ryan Nugent-Hopkins
Jordan Eberle
David Perron
Boyd Gordon
Ales Hemsky
Ryan Hamilton
Mark Arcobello
Nail Yakupov
Luke Gazdic
Will Acton
Mike Brown






Ladislav Smid
Jeff Petry

Andrew Ference
Justin Schultz

Nick Schultz
Anton Belov







Jason LaBarbera






Scratches: Brandon Davidson
Ryan Smyth
Denis Grebeshkov

Ryan Smyth is scratched after struggling through the first two games.

The Devils expected lineup comes via John Fischer at In Lou We Trust:

New Jersey Devils Expected Lineup
Dainius Zubrus
Patrik Elias
Jaromir Jagr
Adam Henrique
Travis Zajac
Michael Ryder
Ryane Clowe
Andrei Loktionov
Damien Brunner
Ryan Carter
Stephen Gionta
Steve Bernier






Bryce Salvador
Marek Zidlicky

Andy Greene
Adam Larsson

Anton Volchenkov
Peter Harrold







Martin Brodeur

Fischer's commentary:

Tom Gulitti reported at Fire & Ice that the following lines and pairings were used in Sunday's practice. Usually, DeBoer will use what he sets up in practice the day before a game.

This the same roster that started the Islanders game. I would have liked to see some changes such as Olesz and Josefson replacing Gionta and Carter; Jagr being kept on the fourth line instead of having (he's been slow and not effective in his first two games.  In his defense, he didn't play in preseason); Damien Brunner away from Elias; and Fayne staying on the bench.  That said, the Henrique-Zajac-Ryder did very well on Friday, Brunner has had a good start, and Greene's the leading man.  Brodeur's expected to start, or at least I hope so because I'd rather have him in this game than against a superior Canucks squad.

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