Monday, April 1, 2013

4/1 Wings vs. Avalanche Game Day Updates

No Zetterberg at the optional morning skate. He participated in the warm up skate yesterday morning, but it was announced shortly thereafter that he wouldn't be playing due to a groin issue. The extent of the injury, or soreness, is not known at this time, but the fact that he was at warm ups and was a game time decision, gives me hope that it's nothing serious.

Colaiacovo will play tonight, making his home debut.

Quincey skated again today, still wearing a full cage and says he hopes to play as early as Thursday in Phoenix.

Still no time frame on Helm's return.

Bertuzzi skated as well

Dekeyser won't play tonight and may possibly play Thursday in Phoenix, but nothing is certain yet.

Lashoff was sent down to Grand Rapids yesterday to clear a roster spot for Dekeyser, however after Wednesday (trade deadline) the roster limit is suspended and Lashoff will be brought back up. He will play in Grand Rapids Tuesday night, then fly to Phoenix to meet the team.

Detroit vs. Colorado stats:

Tonight's game is the 112th all-time meeting between DET and COL
This is 56th all-time meeting between the Red Wings and Avalahcne in Detroit
DET's all-time record vs COL: 60-41-5-5
DET's all-time home record vs COL: 33-17-1-4
Last head-to-head game: DET 2, COL 1on Mar. 5 at Joe Louis Arena
DET is 6-3-1 in its last 10 regular season games vs COL
DET is 3-1-1 in its last 5 regular season home games vs COL
DET's PP is 4-19 (21.1%) over the last 5 regular season games vs COL
DET's PK is 9-12 (75.0%) over the last 5 regular season games vs COL
J. Franzen has 6 goals over the last 5 regular season games vs COL
H. Zetterberg has 5 points (1-4-5) over the last 5 regular season games vs COL
P. Datsyuk has 38 points (13-25-38) in 37 career games vs COL
H. Zetterberg has 24 points (8-16-24) in 33 career games vs COL
J. Howard is 5-2-1 with a 2.66 GAA and .904 SV% in 9 career games vs COL
DET is 7-4-0 vs the Northwest Division this season (11-6-3 in 2011-12)

Here's the expected lineup:

Justin Abdelkader
Pavel Datsyuk
Johan Franzen
Daniel Cleary
Valtteri Filppula
Damien Brunner
Drew Miller
Joakim Andersson
Gustav Nyquist
Patrick Eaves
Cory Emmertom
Jordin Tootoo

Niklas Kronwall
Jonathan Ericsson
Carlo Colaiacovo
Brendan Smith
Jakub Kindl
Ian White

Jimmy Howard
Jonas Gustavsson

Healthy Scratch
Danny Dekeyser

Todd Bertuzzi (Back)
Darren Helm (Back)
Mikael Samuelsson (Upper Body Bruise)
Kyle Quincey (Cheek)
Henrik Zetterberg (Groin)

Let's Go Red Wings!!!

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