13 Mike Brown
28 Ryan Jones
41 Will Acton
57 David Perron
64 Nail Yakupov
83 Ales Hemsky
89 Sam Gagner
94 Ryan Smyth
59 Brad Hunt
77 Anton Belov
81 Taylor Fedun
33 Ty Rimmer
UP FRONT: The Oilers dressed a good lineup up front on Wednesday in their 4-1 win at Vancouver and arguably they have a better front 12 tonight. Hall, Smyth, Perron and Eberle are all playing once again but this time Sam Gagner and Nail Yakupov are also playing.
ON THE BLUELINE: Darnell Nurse plays once again for the Oilers, as does Brad Hunt. The other four rearguards did not play in Vancouver on Wednesday night. Denis Grebeshkov, Anton Belov, Taylor Fedun and Jeff Petry all draw in. Grebeshkov will be paired with Belov in an all-Russian duo.
BETWEEN THE PIPES: Jason LaBarbera and Ty Rimmer will be the goaltenders tonight, splitting 50/50 according to head coach Dallas Eakins. Rimmer is in camp on a PTO and will have an opportunity to show why he should be signed to a contract.
KEEP AN EYE ON: Anton Belov makes his debut in an Oilers uniform tonight. Belov, who stands at 6'4" and 212 pounds was a highly-coveted European free agent this past offseason after a career-high 26 points in 46 games for Omsk Avangard in the KHL last season.
CANUCKS CANUCKS (PROJECTED ROSTER)
Higgins - Schroeder - Hansen
Shinkaruk - Horvat - Kassian
Sestito - Santorelli - Weise
Gaunce - Lain - Booth
Edler - Tanev
Alberts - Corrado
Sauve - Weber
UP FRONT: Hunter Shinkaruk, Mike Santorelli, Brendan Gaunce and Bo Horvat are each expected to play again in Edmonton tonight after facing the Oilers Wednesday. The Sedins will not make the trip so the team's offensive power will likely need to come from the likes of Chris Higgins, Jordan Schroeder and Jannik Hansen.
ON THE BLUELINE: Alex Edler and Chris Tanev are expected to be the top defensive pairing for the Canucks tonight. Edler had eight goals last season in 45 games, tying with Jason Garrison for first on the team among blueliners. Edler also had 22 points, ranking second among defencemen behind Dan Hamhuis (24). Tanev netted seven points in 38 games last season -- his first full season in the NHL.
BETWEEN THE PIPES: Eddie Lack and Joe Cannata will be the duo between the pipes for Vancouver. Lack is battling for the backup role with Joacim Erikksson, who had a scoreless third period against the Oilers on Wednesday. Lack has played 40 minutes so far in this pre-season, allowing two goals on 27 shots.
KEEP AN EYE ON: Bo Horvat has yet to register a point through two pre-season games but he coudl break out at any time. The centre scored 33 goals and had 61 points in 67 games last season with London of the OHL. He added 23 points in 21 games in the playoffs when it mattered most, including 16 goals.
-- Marc Ciampa, edmontonoilers.com
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