Andy McDonald will play alongside David Backes and T.J. Oshie in Saturday's game against Nashville.
"Obviously (McDonald) is as skilled as they come," Backes said. "He's a great player to add to 'Osh' and myself. Mixing things up can sometimes refocus you on the team game, and I think that's the directive there." McDonald and Backes have six points each in 10 games this season.