Scratches: Zipp, Bajkov, Fonteyne, Amundrud.
Notes: Everett is finally completely healthy as Austin Lotz gets the call in goal. Lotz hasn’t played since Oct. 26 because of an ankle injury, though he did dress as the back-up for Wednesday’s 6-5 overtime loss to Regina. Jujhar Khaira lines up on the left wing as Ivan Nikolishin switches back to center. Cole MacDonald returns to the lineup, though the defenseman skates once again as a forward.
Scratches: Price, MacPherson, McColgan, Rossignol.
Notes: Portland goes with just one overager tonight as forwards Shane McColgan (upper body) and Adam Rossignol (undisclosed) both sit. Combative winger Adam De Champlain returns from his upper-body injury. Portland has six players (Nicolas Petan, Oliver Bjorkstrand, Taylor Leier, Chase De Leo, Brendan Leipsic, Derrick Pouliot) who are averaging more than a point per game.