Gameday Updates: Red Wings at Lightning

Quincey: "I'm gonna miss you guys making me look good." - Leon Halip

Season's over, man . . . wait, there are more games after this one?

Yes, dear reader, the Red Wings will indeed be playing more games after tonight, but it won't be for another 18 days when the Red Wings take on the Canadiens on the 26th. Something about a hockey tournament in another time zone that's taking away our players. I think the last time this happened was in 2010. Oh well.

Red Wings

  • The lineup is intact and will stay the same from last game. I feel like this is the first time this season I've been able to make that statement. If you're wondering what this lineup that isn't changing looks like, check out Michelle's Morning Skate.

  • The only threat to an intact lineup came from Jonathan Ericsson who took that God-forsaken "maintenance day" monster which has already chewed up some of our players for "maintenance months."

  • Stephen Weiss is still on track to come back after the Olympic break. He'll continue skating with the Plymouth Whalers before getting into some games with Grand Rapids closer to the return of NHL hockey.

  • Riley Sheahan will be reassigned to Grand Rapids presumably after tonight's game is finished. He'll get into some games instead of not get into some games.

  • Luke Glendening unfortunately doesn't have that luxury because he's played too many NHL games. Someone who is more informed than I can explain this in the comments, but he can't be reassigned until NHL skaters resume, well, skating on the 19th.

Lightning

I don't know what to expect. From this game. From that men's hockey tournament in some place in Russia. Or from the Red Wings 18 days from now. Depending on players' health, salary cap implications, and roster limits, this may be the last time this season we see some of these guys, at least until closer to the playoffs. So savor it now while you can. Savor Glendning streaking in on the forecheck and being a pain in the ass along the boards. Savor Tomas Tatar, Riley Sheahan, and Tomas Jurco as a line making some magic happen with their near-instant chemistry. It might be a while before we see it again.

LET'S GO RED WINGS!!!

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