Scratches: Maxwell, Elynuik, Hayer, Suer.
Notes: Everett gets some reinforcements as defensmen Rasmus Rissanen and Nick Walters and winger Jari Erricson return from international duty. None too soon, either, as the Tips still have health issues, meaning seven defensemen dress. Leading scorer Tyler Maxwell, who did practice this week, is nevertheless scratched again because of illness. Goaltender Kent Simpson is also sick, but will at least dress as the back-up to Luke Siemens. Forwards Campbell Elynuik and Manraj Hayer (both shoulder) and defenseman Chad Suer (jaw) are out injured.
Scratches: Dow, Ashton, M.Messier, Driedger.
Notes: Tri-City lines up exactly the same as when the teams played last Saturday in Everett. Winger Carter Ashton, who still has yet to suit up for the Americans after being acquired from Regina in mid-December, has completed his time with Canada’s team for World Juniors. However, he is getting time off to recover.