In Red Wings Land
Blashill sounded confident Fabbri and Erne will play on the first game of the trip. Gagner and Merrill were not eligible to practice Tuesday, so they may be jumping in cold after a two-week layoff (COVID–19 protocol requires players not exert themselves for at least 10 days, after which they skated by themselves).
Good news for Detroit fans, as we will start to get players back soon. Of course we’ll have to see what players leave the lineup to make room.
Around the NHL
1. You don’t want to panic and call it the nuclear scenario, but it’s incredibly concerning that Buffalo’s game with the Islanders on Tuesday night is cancelled days after the Sabres played New Jersey. The Sabres are very upset, with the Devils now on hiatus after close to 10 positive COVID tests.
Since this article posted, New Jersey added five more players to the list, while taking one off, leaving them with 14 players in COVID protocol. Not great.
Also, since people have asked about it recently, I’m sharing this message from last night about Fer Sure: A 200 Foot Podcast: