Scratches: Pufahl, Sandhu, Hayer, Adam.
Notes: Reinforcements have arrived for Everett as defensemen Mirco Mueller, Kevin Davis and Noah Juulsen jump straight into the lineup after returning from international duty on Monday. Also, forward Remi Laurencelle, acquired Sunday from Lethbridge, makes his Tips debut. They’re required because Everett scratches four key players — forwards Manraj Hayer (concussion) and Tyler Sandhu (back), defensemen Matt Pufahl (ribs) and Austin Adam (lower body) — because of injury. Leading scorer Joshua Winquist (groin), who was questionable for tonight’s game, will play.
Scratches: MacPherson, Dumba, Alldridge, Burke, Myland.
Notes: Portland welcomes its big guns back to the lineup. Defenseman Derrick Pouliot and forwards Nicolas Petan and Taylor Leier are back from representing Canada at World Juniors, and winger Brendan Leipsic has completed his seven-game suspension. Defenseman Mathew Dumba has officially been returned to the league by the NHL’s Minnesota Wild, but he has yet to arrive in Portland. Goaltender Brendan Burke is out with a lower-body injury, so call-up Adin Hill, who joined the team today by flying into Sea-Tac, gets an immediate start.