The Red Wings are expected to get a boost tonight as they host the Boston Bruins in Game Four of their Atlantic Division Semifinal series, with team captain Henrik Zetterberg slated to return to the lineup after being out since the Olympics with a back injury.
Zetterberg participated in full practices yesterday and today and will replace Joakim Andersson in the lineup if he gets clearance from team doctors today.
The Wings are going with one other lineup change, as Todd Bertuzzi swaps in for Tomas Jurco.
The changes come as Detroit looks to spark their offense, having scored only twice in the series and now facing a virtual must-win at home, already down 2-1 in the series and heading back to Boston for Game Five on Saturday.
Stupid stat of the day: The Red Wings have won Game One of a series and then lost Games Two and Three eight times. They have a 5-3 record in Game Four of those series.
Bonus stupid stat: This is only the third of those games to be played at home. They are 1-1 in those cases.
Game time is 8:00 PM on FSD and NBCSN.