Red Wings at Blue Jackets: Lineup Changes, Mrazek Sick, Coreau Called Up

The biggest news of the day came when Jared Coreau was called up from Grand Rapidsbecause Petr Mrazek has caught Red Wing flu, which we hope is a metaphor as the Wings hope to catch Philadelphia in the standings and get back in to a playoff spot.

The morning skate, minus the mystery fill-in goalie, was uneventful. The Wings will likely roll with the same lines as they did against the Flyers, while Jimmy Howard will get the start due to Mrazek's illness.

The Blue Jackets are going all mad scientist on us, and announced that Fedor Tyutin will potentially miss the game, also due to illness.

Possible Line Combinations


Justin Abdelkader Henrik Zetterberg Dylan Larkin
Tomas Tatar Pavel Datsyuk Anthony Mantha
Gustav Nyquist Riley Sheahan Andreas Athanasiou
Darren Helm Luke Glendening Brad Richards


Danny DeKeyser Kyle Quincey
Brendan Smith Mike Green
Jonathan Ericsson Alexey Marchenko


Jimmy Howard (starting)
Jared Coreau

Scratches: Teemu Pulkkinen, Tomas Jurco

Injuries: Drew Miller, Johan Franzen, Niklas Kronwall, Petr Mrazek

Jackets Lineup


Brandon Saad Boone Jenner Cam Atkinson
Brandon Dubinsky Alexander Wennberg Oliver Bjorkstrand
Scott Hartnell William Karlsson Nick Foligno
Gregory Campbell Michael Chaput Matt Calvert


Fedor Tyutin Seth Jones
Ryan Murray David Savard
Cody Goloubef John Ramage


Sergei Bobrovsky
Curtis McElhinney

Fun Facts!

Red Wings all-time record against Columbus: 53-20-1-8 (W-L-T-OTL)

Red Wings goals for per game (GF/G) against the Jackets: 3.16

Red Wings goals against per game (GA/G) against the Jackets: 2.26

Key to the Game


We're just keeping this one here until they do the thing and score the goals.


The Wings may want to remember that puck drop is at 7 PM EDT, and plan to be there physically and mentally from the very beginning of the game.


The Wings are both a mediocre and talented team. They have spoken openly about not wanting the playoff streak to end. The play of the team over the last several weeks hasn't been indicative of a team fighting for a playoff spot. Will the Wings show up like they can and beat a Columbus team that is not as good as them, or will they roll over and start the slow descent to just riding out the season?