Jamie Benn (wrist) and Brenden Morrow (groin) both skated this morning at AAC, but neither is expected to play tonight against the Predators.

However, Ray Whitney is expected to return from missing 16 games with a broken bone in his foot.

That means the Stars lines tonight will likely look this way:

Ray Whitney-Derek Roy-Erik Cole

Reilly Smith-Cody Eakin-Jaromir Jagr

Loui Eriksson-Antoine Roussel-Tomas Vincour

Eric Nystrom-Vern Fiddler-Ryan Garbutt

Whitney and Cole played together on the 2006 Stanley Cup champs in Carolina and should have some chemistry together.

“Yeah, I understand his kind of game. What we’ve done in the past in Carolina we’ve had some success with how we played. I understand what kind of game he is,” Whitney said of Cole. “It’s not overly fancy. It’s more of a north/south game. I understand that. I’m not going to put him in a position where I expect him to do something he’s not capable of and in the same sense I understand his strengths, which are his speed and his size. So we’ll try to use that as best we can.”