The Red Wings look to bounce back from their awful loss to Nashville last Saturday. I never saw it so I’m going from others’ accounts and the final score in calling it awful, as far as I’m concerned it never happened.
Chris Osgood gets the start for Detroit. Former Wing Manny Legace isn’t even with the Blues anymore, he’ll be hanging out with AHL Peoria. I guess that means Chris Mason gets the start for St. Louis.
Aaron Downey makes his secon appearance of the season with Detroit, alongside fellow call-up Jonathan Ericsson. Ericsson takes Andreas Lilja’s spot on defense while Lilja stays in Detroit nursing injuries suffered in Nashville.
Brett Lebda also returns to the Detroit lineup, taking Derek Meech’s spot on the blueline.
Unlike the Coyotes, Islanders, Maple Leafs, and seemingly a slew of other teams, neither the Wings nor the Blues are expected to sit any players in anticipation of trades tonight.