Pregame: Red Wings @ Wild – 2/17

The Red Wings take their two-game losing streak to Minnesota tonight to face a Wild team that has also lost two-straight.

Pavel Datsyuk will be a game-time decision for Detroit. He missed Friday’s loss to the Anaheim Ducks with a shoulder injury but took the morning skate today. He’ll take pre-game warmups before determining if he can go tonight.

Mikael Samuelsson will make his first appearance in the Wings’ lineup since the second game of the season, returning from a groin injury. To make room for him, Gustav Nyquist was returned to the Grand Rapids Griffins.

On the blue line, Kent Huskins will swap back into the lineup in favor of Jakub Kindl.

Rookie Petr Mrazek gets the start in goal for Detroit. It will likely be his final start before returning to the Griffins, as Jonas Gustavsson is in Grand Rapids getting a rehab start in and seems ready to return from his groin injury.

Game time is 6:00 PM on FSD.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

Clark founded the site that would become DetroitHockey.Net in September of 1996 with no idea what it would lead to. He continues to write for the site and executes the site's design and development.

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