Puck drop at 7 p.m. (City, SNE, TVA Sports, TSN Radio 690, 98.5 FM).
Drouin had been out with a wrist injury. There were plenty of injury updates after this morning’s skate: Josh Anderson (lower-body injury) is a game-time decision, Brendan Gallagher is day-to-day with a lower-body injury, while Andrew Hammond and Ryan Poehling are out one to two weeks. Kale Clague will be out a week and recent acquisition Tyler Pitlick is day-to-day.
Goaltender Carey Price joined his teammates for the first time, but there’s still no timeline for his return. David Savard also returned to practice and is considered day-to-day.
Interim coach Martin St. Louis said no player would be scratched because of a potential trade. The deadline for deals is Monday.
Jake Allen starts in goal.