As Cam Ward and Eddie Lack led the Canes at their morning skate, the absence of Michael Leighton began to raise questions of Lack’s status on IR. Bill Peters reported afterwards that Leighton was sick and was sent home but should back up Ward who will be tonight’s starter versus Detroit. Other than that, no changes in the lineup from the shootout win over the Sabres on Saturday.
Michael Leighton was sick this morning, Peters said. He'll likely back up Ward tonight. Lack could get cleared as early as this evening.— Michael Smith (@MSmithCanes) December 19, 2016
Jeff Skinner - Victor Rask - Derek Ryan
Joakim Nordstrom - Jordan Staal - Elias Lindholm
Sebastian Aho - Teuvo Teravainen - Lee Stempniak
Brock McGinn - Jay McClement - Viktor Stalberg
Jaccob Slavin - Brett Pesce
Ron Hainsey - Justin Faulk
Noah Hanifin - Matt Tennyson
Injuries and Scratches: Bryan Bickell (IR multiple sclerosis), Eddie Lack (IR concussion), Ryan Murphy (healthy), Andrej Nestrasil (healthy)
Red Wings Lineup
Detroit comes to Raleigh making an early roster move before morning skate.
#RedWings call up Nick Jensen, place Alexey Marchenko on IR. ... Mike Green out tonight at Hurricanes.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) December 19, 2016
During the Red Wings skate this morning at PNC Arena, Brian Lashoff took an apparent puck to the mouth.
Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill noted that it was “fairly severe” and listed him as questionable for tonight’s game. Blashill also said that Nick Jensen would be ready to go if Lashoff is unavailable. Jimmy Howard will be in the net tonight for Detroit.
Anthony Mantha - Henrik Zetterberg - Thomas Vanek
Dylan Larkin - Frans Nielsen - Luke Glendening
Tomas Tatar - Riley Sheahan - Gustav Nyquist
Drew Miller - Andreas Athanasiou - Steve Ott
Danny DeKeyser - Xavier Ouellet
Jonathan Ericsson - Ryan Sproul
Niklas Kronwall - Nick Jensen (In for Lashoff)