Top-placed Collingwood have included Irishman Caolan Mooney to make his AFL debut against Fremantle at the MCG on Saturday.
The speedy 19-year-old was playing Gaelic Football last year but, on Sunday, will turn into the seventh debutant of the season for the Magpies, who are on a nine-game winning streak.
Fellow Irishman Marty Clarke was dropped.
The Dockers regain modest forward Hayden Ballantyne from suspension, but are even now missing midfield star Stephen Hill and key defender Zac Dawson.
Carlton’s crucial place strength took one more hit, with the reduction of Lachie Henderson (groin) for Friday night’s crunch meeting with Hawthorn, but Shaun Hampson returned.
The Hawks regained hard midfielder Jordan Lewis from suspension.
Richmond regained defenders Dylan Grimes and Steven Morris from injury for Saturday’s AAMI Stadium meeting with Adelaide and will give forward-ruckman Todd Elton an AFL debut.
The Tigers are even now without midfielder Nathan Foley.
The Crows dropped Matthew Jaensch and Shaun McKernan after the shock loss to North Melbourne, but essential forward Kurt Tippett kept his spot regardless of getting concussed final round.
Port Adelaide have been decimated for Sunday’s Simonds Stadium encounter with Geelong.
They have lost skipper Dom Cassisi (hip) Matt Thomas (suspension), Hamish Hartlett (hamstring), Jackson Trengove (finger) and Jay Schulz (abdomen) and dropped Jarrad Redden.
Important forward John Butcher and essential backman Alipate Carlile returned to their squad.
The Cats are however to make any cuts.
Gold Coast have also been injury-hit for their enormous assignment against West Coast in Perth on Saturday evening.
The Suns lost Michael Rischitelli (hamstring), Seb Tape (knee), Rory Thompson (ankle) and Luke Russell (hamstring), despite the fact that Jarrod Harbrow returns following a long absence.
The Eagles named Murray Newman for his AFL debut.
The Western Bulldogs lost veteran forward Daniel Giansiracusa (foot) and dropped Ayce Cordy, Mitch Wallis and Mark Austin from the side that was badly beaten by Brisbane final round.
Ruckman Will Minson returns from a club suspension and Ryan Hargrave from injury for Saturday night’s meeting with Essendon.
The Bombers lost Angus Monfries (hamstring).
Brisbane will be without defender Matt Maguire (elbow) for Sunday’s Gabba clash with Melbourne.
The Demons have lost important forward Mitch Clark (foot) for the season and will also be missing Aaron Davey (hamstring).
Sydney named an unchanged side for Saturday night’s meeting with Greater Western Sydney, who recalled veteran Chad Cornes immediately after a rest.
St Kilda and North Melbourne are however to make any cuts for Sunday’s essential match at Etihad Stadium, but the Saints’ Rhys Stanley and Ahmed Saad could return from injury, following currently being integrated in their 25-guy squad.
Captain Nick Riewoldt was named in spite of injuring a calf in the club’s most current match.