Time: 8:00 PM ET
Place: Bell MTS Place
TV: FS-D, TVAS, TSN3
Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket, 1270 AM
Jets Blog: Arctic Ice Hockey
The past six weeks have been an ugly reality for Red Wings fans. Since Dec. 1 the Wings boast a 5-11-4 record and have fallen to seventh in the Atlantic Division, 12 points out of a Wildcard spot. It’s safe to say that Ken Holland and Co. will turn their attention to continuing the rebuild and be sellers at this year’s deadline (I would say that fans heading into the season anticipated this).
The biggest contributor has been a dose of the injury bug — Trevor Daley, Danny DeKeyser, Mike Green and Michael Rasmussen are all out — and teams have taken advantage. Now, the Wings travel to Winnipeg where they haven’t had much success since the Jets opened up at Bell MTS Place, posting a 2-3-0 record in five contests.
Two players to keep an eye on in this one are Blake Wheeler — seven points in his last five games — and Andreas Athanasiou six points in his last five games, including five goals.
The Wings will get some much needed help on the blueline back tonight in the form of Mike Green...
#RedWings Mike Green (foot) says he’s returning to the lineup tomorrow at @NHLJets says he can play both games this weekend.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) January 10, 2019
With Green’s arrival back in the lineup, a roster move needed to be made...
With Mike Green back, the #RedWings have seven healthy defensemen, so Brian Lashoff was reassigned to @griffinshockey— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) January 10, 2019
On the visitors bench, the Jets will once again be without Dustin Byfuglien and Nikolaj Ehlers as they continue to stay in the race for the Central Division crown.