Smith (illness) is questionable for Tuesday's game.
Smith missed Monday’s practice because of an illness, so his status for Tuesday’s game is uncertain. Monitor his status during tomorrow’s morning skate, but if he can’t play, look for Jakub Kindl to return to the lineup.
Smith has served as a healthy scratch in the last two games but will get back into the lineup tonight in Calgary. Smith will be paired with Jonathan Ericsson and is expected to see some power-play time on the second unit. He has no points and one shot on goal in four games this season.
Smith is expected to get into the lineup in Game 3.
Smith served as a healthy scratch for the season finale and the first two games of the regular season, but he will be back in the lineup for Game 3 in Detroit. Smith had 13 points (4G / 9A) in 76 games this season.
Smith was a healthy scratch in the season finale after taking a delay of game penalty from the bench in the Red Wings OT loss to the Canadiends on March 9th. It looks like he is still in Mike Babcock’s doghouse, so he will sit in Game 1 while Alexey Marchenko makes his playoff’s debut.
While a number of Red Wings are being given the night off for rest reasons, it is believed that Smith will be a legitimate healthy scratch after taking a dumb penalty in Thursday’s OT loss to the Canadiens. Alexey Marchenko will replace Smith.
Smith (arm) will be a game-time decision on Saturday afternoon.
Smith left Thursday’s game in San Jose with an arm injury after being slew-footed by Logan Couture. Couture was fined for the play yesterday, but it may cost Smith a game because he is questionable for today’s contest vs. the Predators. Xavier Oullet has been recalled and will play if Smith can’t.