Tim Thomas was the first goalie off the ice this morning, indicating he will start tonight.
* There's a good possibility Aaron Ward will play tonight after missing the last four games with an ankle injury. Ward will participate in pre-game warmups and will be a game-time decision. If Ward plays, Matt Lashoff will most likely be the healthy scratch.
* Marco Sturm (neck) will not play.
* Vladimir Sobotka has been shifted from emergency recall to standard recall.
Tonight's expected lineup, pending Ward's return: