The Red Wings are getting some bodies back, as three players will return from injury tonight.
With Howard – who will back-up Petr Mrazek tonight – and Athanasiou back, Jared Coreau and Tomas Nosek returned to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Brian Lashoff remains with the Red Wings but will likely be a healthy scratch in place of Marchenko.
Game time is 7:30 PM on FSD+.
Stupid Stat of the Day: The Red Wings have never lost in regulation to the Blue Jackets in December at Joe Louis Arena. The last meeting between the teams in December in Detroit was a 1-0 shootout win for Columbus.