Edmonton Oilers left wing Taylor Hall will make his return to the lineup on Thursday when the team visits the Tampa Bay Lightning at Tampa Bay Times Forum.

Marc Ciampa of Edmontonoilers.com reported the news via his Twitter account on Thursday. According to Ciampa, 15 forwards were on the ice for the team's morning skate, including Hall and Jesse Joensuu.

Hall, who has three goals and eight points in nine games this season, was originally projected to miss four weeks after sustaining a knee injury on Oct. 19. He has missed the past seven games.

"I had a feeling I'd be back sooner," Hall said in comments tweeted by the team. "I had a goal of three weeks when it first happened and I'm back even sooner than that.

"It's good that I didn't miss the four weeks that were planned. If I felt good enough to play I knew I had to play."

Hall will wear a knee brace for the remainder of the season.