Pregame: Flyers @ Red Wings – 11/26

Pavel Datsyuk returns to the Detroit lineup tonight as the Red Wings host the Philadelphia Flyers.

Datsyuk will skate on a third line made up of three natural centers, along with Darren Helm and Stephen Weiss. Tomas Jurco drops to the fourth line to make room for Datsyuk.

Joakim Andersson will join Daniel Cleary and Brian Lashoff as healthy scratches. Brendan Smith will miss at least one more game with his hand injury/infection while Jonas Gustavsson is weeks away from returning from a shoulder injury.

Jimmy Howard gets the start in goal.

Stupid stat of the day: The Red Wings are 22-16-4 on the day before Thanksgiving since 1942.

Game time is 7:30 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.