Erik Cole will make his Dallas debut Thursday night on the third line with Reilly Smith and Cody Eakin.
"From what I've seen of them, they're in the category of a couple young guys that are playing real good hockey," Cole said. "They're not just guys that are out there to keep the puck out of their own net, they can make plays and have a good skill set to go along with the speed. They can play at a good pace, so it should be good." Cole had three goals and three assists in 19 games with Montreal prior to be traded to Dallas.