Despite some indications that Henrik Zetterberg might miss tonight's game, it is now clear that he will be playing tonight against the Calgary Flames. Jonathan Ericsson, however, may not be in the lineup tonight. If he cannot play, Jakub Kindl will take his spot.
Blashill said Zetterberg is in. Ericsson game-time decision.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) December 20, 2015
Updated Line Combinations
Red Wings' Lineup
|Dylan Larkin||Henrik Zetterberg||Justin Abdelkader|
|Brad Richards||Pavel Datsyuk||Darren Helm|
|Gustav Nyquist||RIley Sheahan||Tomas Tatar|
|Joakim Andersson||Luke Glendening||Tomas Jurco|
|Niklas Kronwall||Mike Green|
|Danny DeKeyser||Jakub Kindl|
|Brendan Smith||Alexey Marchenko|
|Petr Mrazek (Starting)|
|Johnny Gaudreau||Sean Monahan||David Jones|
|Sam Bennet||Markus Granlund||Jiri Hudler|
|Mason Raymond||Mikael Backlund||Josh Jooris|
|Michael Ferland||Matt Stajan||Joe Colborne|
|Mark Giordano||T.J. Brodie|
|Kris Russel||Dougie Hamilton|
|Deryk Engelland||Dennis Wideman|
|Karri Ramo (Starting)|
Jiri Hudler vs. The Red Wings:
Oh Jiri! It has now been nearly four years since Jiri Hudler left Hockeytown for the Flames. At times Hudler has been able to showcase the potential that he never could live up to as a Wing. Last season he scored 76 points in 78 games. And he has not been a slouch this season either with his 17 points in 29 games.
The Wings' special teams have been far from great this season, ranking 20th in powerplay percentage and 11th in penalty kill percentage. But this is nothing when compared to the Flames which rank last in the NHL in both categories. If the Wings can contain the Flames like the rest of the league has been able to do, they should have a good chance of winning tonight's game.