Here’s the projected lineup for the Stars tonight as they close out their preseason schedule at Minnesota. Ben Bishop gets the start in goal and is expected to play the entire game.
Several top players are not playing. That group includes Jamie Benn, Tyler Seguin, Alexander Radulov, John Klingberg and Mattias Janmark. Stars coach Ken Hitchcock wants to give one more look to some of the players vying for spots in the lineup and on the roster.
Remi Elie is expected to take Janmark’s spot on the line with Jason Spezza and Brett Ritchie in tonight’s game. The other lines are ones that Hitchcock used in practice.
Julius Honka likely will skate in Klingberg’s spot on the pair with Esa Lindell. The other pairs are expected to be ones we saw in practice this practice.
We’ll know the lineup for sure tonight.
Remi Elie – Jason Spezza – Brett Ritchie
Antoine Roussel – Martin Hanzal – Devin Shore
Gemel Smith – Radek Faksa – Tyler Pitlick
Jason Dickinson – Roope Hintz – Adam Cracknell
Esa Lindell – Julius Honka
Marc Methot – Jamie Oleksiak
Dan Hamhuis – Stephen Johns
Ben Bishop (starter)