Pregame: Canucks @ Red Wings – 11/30

The Red Wings close out November with an afternoon tilt against the Vancouver Canucks.

Detroit will ice a lineup that’s as healthy as they’ve been all season, as Brendan Smith returns from IR. Xavier Ouellet was returned to the Grand Rapids Griffins to make room for Smith.

The only player remaining on injured reserve is backup goalie Jonas Gustavsson. Daniel Cleary and Joakim Andersson will be healthy scratches up front while Brian Lashoff is the odd-man-out on defense.

Jimmy Howard will get the start in goal opposite Ryan Miller, brother of Detroit forward Drew Miller.

Stupid stat of the day: The Red Wings are 22-23 since 2005 in Sunday afternoon games.

Game time is 2:00 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.