After changing things up a bit for Thursday’s practice, the Devils apparently liked what they saw out there. At least to start, Mattias Tedenby will start on the top line with Travis Zajac and Ilya Kovalchuk, while Dainius Zubrus slides down to second-line winger. Krys Barch will make his season debut, replacing Cam Janssen on the fourth line next to Stefan Matteau and Jacob Josefson.
Here’s the official lineup and D pairings from today’s morning skate:
Mattias Tedenby-Travis Zajac-Ilya Kovalchuk Bryce Salvador-Marek Zidlicky
Dainius Zubrus-Patrik Elias-David Clarkson Henrik Tallinder-Anton Volchenkov
Ryan Carter-Stephen Gionta-Steve Bernier Andy Greene-Mark Fayne
Stefan Matteau-Jacob Josefson-Krys Barch
As for the Caps, despite giving up four goals last night against the Canadiens, Michal Neuvirth will be back in net.