Nathan Gerbe will probably be a healthy scratch for a second straight game Thursday.
"I think he's working hard, but we have to make some tough decisions right now in our lineup," interim coach Ron Rolston said of Gerbe. "I can only have 12 forwards in there and [he] was a player that I think didn't give us a reason to keep him in right now. And that's what he has to work for." The 25-year-old forward has only three goals and three assists in 25 games this season.