Andrei Loktionov said he'll be back in New Jersey's lineup Thursday night after missing the past two games with an undisclosed injury.
"I feel good," he said following Thursday's optional morning skate. "It's nice to play again and play with (Adam Henrique). It's nice. I'm excited." The two of them were junior teammates with OHL's Windsor Spitfires. Henrique will occupy the left wing slot against Carolina, while Loktionov will play center. Ilya Kovalchuk will round out the combination on the right side.