Coming off a disappointing 6-0 loss at the hands of the St. Louis Blues on Saturday, Detroit will look to spoil Columbus' home-opener. Only managing to register 14 shots on goal against St. Louis, it would be hard to imagine that the Red Wings will not enter Monday night's contest with the hope of generating more chances on net.
Unfortunately, the Red Wings are already experiencing an early season injury sting, as several players are dealing with nagging ailments. Darren Helm (back) is currently on injured reserve, while Todd Bertuzzi is out indefinitely while dealing with an illness that is believed to be mono. Jakub Kindl (groin strain) and Jan Mursak (collarbone) are both questionable.
Columbus will be entering the game with a healthy roster.
Fresh off a 3-2 shootout victory over the Nashville Predators on Saturday night, the Blue Jackets will look to start the season with consecutive victories. With newcomers Nick Foligno and Artem Anisimov providing the offense during regulation, the team managed to earn goaltender Sergei Bobrovsky his first win in Columbus blue.
Bobrovsky is expected to get the nod against Detroit and head coach Todd Richards is not expected to change up the team's line combinations.
Detroit is expected to make some changes due to injury.
Monday night's game will begin at 7:30 p.m., ET and will be nationally broadcast on NBC Sports Network.