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Morning Skate: Senators at Red Wings, Preview and How to Watch

Red Wing’s will try to go Groundhogs Day all over the Sens tonight and beat them just like they did on 2/2.

NHL: Detroit Red Wings at Ottawa Senators Marc DesRosiers-USA TODAY Sports

Time: 7:30 Eastern
Place: Little Caesar’s Arena, Detroit, MI
Radio: 97.1 FM The Ticket // 1270 AM
Senators’ Blog: Silver Seven Sens

Red Wings Updates

So Marty Frk was put on waivers yesterday, which, if you want my take, makes me a little sad. I’ve always been pulling for him, and I hope he lands himself a home somewhere that gives him a fresh start. This move was made to make room for Tyler Bertuzzi’s return, and I guess the Wings want to keep Christoffer Ehn on the roster. Good for Ehn, another personal fav of mine.

The Wings are coming off a good win in Nashville where Jimmy Howard pulled them through the early goings until the skaters could collect themselves. He will almost certainly be starting tonight, as he should. Howard has been having a heck of a season that is apparent even to me, a self-admitting goalie dilettante.

Bertuzzi is likely to be in tonight. We don’t have the line updates yet, but we’ll get them to you as they’re revealed.

Senators Updates

Since these two teams last met on Groundhogs Day, Mikkel Boedker has gone down to injury. Craig Anderson is also listed as out. That means Anders Nilsson is likely to start in net.

Otherwise, we’ll see what this basement battle has in store. The worst team in the league is squaring off against the fourth worst, which is the sort of game where I always want to see sparks fly, but they seldom do. Hopefully, at the very least, we have a Groundhog’s Day experience and the Wings walk away with another win.