Darcy Kuemper G MIN 22 Mins
Darcy Kuemper will play between the pipes on Saturday.
It will be Kuemper's 16th straight start for the Wild. With Josh Harding and Niklas Backstrom sidelined, Kuemper is now competing with Ilya Bryzgalov for the starting gig. Given how well Kuemper has done though, the job should be regarded as his to lose.
Mats Zuccarello LW NYR 46 Mins
Mats Zuccarello (hand) is expected to return to the Devils' lineup on Friday.
Zuccarello sustained the injury during the Olympics and ended up missing four NHL games as a result. He has been one of the Rangers' top offensive weapons this season and was on a six-game point streak before the Olympic break.
Roberto Luongo G FLA 2 Hrs
Just to confirm, Roberto Luongo will start in his first post-trade game with the Panthers on Friday.
After all the success, failure, and drama Luongo went through in Vancouver, that chapter of his life is over. The Panthers are expected to lean heavily on Luongo for the rest of the season and hope that he can propel them back into the playoffs in 2014-15.
Jonas Gustavsson G DET 2 Hrs
Jonas Gustavsson will start for Detroit on Friday.
Gustavsson will play against the New Jersey Devils, which are just two points behind the Red Wings in the Wild Card race, so naturally this is a critical game. He's been a solid backup for Detroit this season with a 2.48 GAA and .915 save percentage in 23 games.