The Red Wings get one player back and possibly lose another on Sunday as they host the Western Conference leading Dallas Stars.
Defenseman Mike Green will make his return from injury, presumably replacing Alexey Marchenko in the lineup. Up front, with Landon Ferraro (among others) banged up, Andreas Athanasiou has been called up to make his NHL debut.
Kyle Quincey (ankle) was placed on injured reserve to make room for Athanasiou on the roster.
The mid-afternoon start means no morning skate for Detroit. Head coach Jeff Blashill said that the team’s roster would be determined after pre-game warmups. Jimmy Howard is the presumed starting goalie.
Stupid stat of the day: Since the 2005 NHL lockout, the Red Wings are 6-3-1 in games played at Joe Louis Arena starting at 3:00 PM.
Game time is 3:00 PM on FSD.