Some personnel notes from Kettler:
Tom Poti skated but will not play. He is recovering from a face injury suffered last Thursday. Jeff Schultz did skate and will take the warmup tonight. He said he felt good and that he hopes to play.
Marcus Johansson did not skate and will not play tonight because of a "nagging injury." Mathieu Perrault skated, but "might be questionable", whatever that means. As a result of these injuries, Keith Aucoin has been called up from Hershey of the AHL.
Semyon Varlamov was the first goalie off the ice, indicating that he will start tonight's game.
That's it for now.
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