Detroit (7th - Atlantic) at Buffalo (8th - Atlantic)

Matchup Details
Fri, Jan 20 - KeyBank Center
FACEOFF - 7:00 PM ET
W/LATSMONEYHomeAwayO/U
Detroit 20-19-6-026-19-8310-10-3-010-9-3-021-18
Buffalo 17-18-4-527-17-36710-8-1-27-10-3-318-22
CONSENSUS ANALYSIS
 
RECENT TRENDS
INJURY REPORT
Detroit
PPlayerStatusNotes
DN. Kronwall
Ques Sun
Groin
01/20/17
Kronwall is recovering from a groin injury while on injured reserve and it is unknown if he will be activated for Sunday's game against the Rangers.
GJ. Howard
Early Feb
Knee
01/19/17
Howard has been moved to the long-term injured reserve list while he recovers from a right MCL sprain. He is expected to remain sidelined until the beginning of February.
CS. Ott
I-R
Shoulder
01/19/17
Ott is suffering from a shoulder injury and has been placed on the injured reserve list.
DB. Smith
Late Jan
Knee
01/11/17
Smith is on injured reserve due to a sprained right knee and is expected to miss two weeks as a result.
RWJ. Franzen
out for season
Concussion
10/26/16
Franzen is on the long-term injured reserve with a concussion and is expected to miss the entire 2016-2017 season.
CJ. Vitale
I-R
Concussion
10/11/16
Vitale has been placed on injured reserve due to concussion-like symptoms.
Buffalo
PPlayerStatusNotes
DJ. Gorges
Out indefinitely
Hip
01/17/17
Gorges is sidelined with a hip injury and there is no timetable for return.
DD. Kulikov
Out indefinitely
Back
01/11/17
Kulikov is on injured reserve with an injury to his back and it is undetermined when he will return to game action.
CJ. Larsson
out for season
Wrist
01/11/17
Larsson is expected to miss the remainder of the season as he has been placed on the injured reserve list after having surgery to repair a dislocated wrist and an elbow injury.
CC. McCormick
out for season
Illness
10/17/16
McCormick has not played since the mid-way part of the 2015-2016 season due to blood clots in his calf muscle. He is on injured reserve and is expected to miss the entire 2016-2017 season as well.
NEWS

Covers Preview - The Detroit Red Wings are sitting in seventh place in the Atlantic Division but are well within striking range of second entering a matchup at the cellar-dwelling Buffalo Sabres on Friday night. Detroit erased a pair of three-goal deficits before knocking off Boston in a shootout Wednesday to move within six points of the Bruins with three games in hand.

 
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