Miller is day-to-day after having his face cut by a skate on Tuesday.
Miller was injured after a faceoff, when Mark Stone fell forward and his right leg swung up just as Miller stepped forward. Miller was cut on his right cheek by the skate blade, immediately signaling to his bench that he needed to come off. Miller suffered two lacerations around his right eye, but the team announced there was no damage to the eye itself. He is questionable for Thursday’s game.
Sheahan suffered a setback and missed Tuesday’s game.
Sheahan was expected to return to the Red Wings lineup last night, but he reportedly suffered a setback prior to game-time and was held out of the lineup for the third straight game. Monitor his status prior to Thursday’s game vs. Boston.
Datsyuk missed five games with a lower-body injury, but played in the last two games prior to last night. He did not make it out for pre-game warmups because he had a “flare up” with the injury and was replaced by Daniel Cleary. Consider him day-to-day and monitor his status prior to Thursday’s game.
Sheahan (upper-body) will be back in the Red Wings lineup on Tuesday.
Sheahan has missed the last two games with an upper-body injury, but will return to the lineup tonight vs. the Senators. Sheahan, who has no points in his last four games, will skate on the third line with Tomas Jurco and Teemu Pulkkinen. He has 34 points (12G / 22A) in 73 games this season.
Mrazek was pulled after allowing four goals on 11 shots in the Red Wings 5-4 loss to the Islanders on Sunday. It was a rough outing after posting a 23-save shutout on Saturday. Mrazek comes into play at 2-2-0 with a 2.53 GAA and .922 SV% in March. Tonight he will face a Senators team who have lost three consecutive games after winning their previous seven.
Mrazek stopped all 23 shots that he faced in the Red Wings 4-0 win over the Lightning yesterday. It was a big win for the Red Wings, who had been struggling mightily heading into Saturday. Mrazek’s shutout earned him the back-to-back start this afternoon vs. the Islanders. New York comes in having lost seven of their last eight games.
Datsyuk (lower-body) will be a game-time decision on Saturday.
Datsyuk has missed the last five games, but it looks like he will get back into the lineup this afternoon vs. Tampa Bay. The Red Wings have gone 1-3-1 without Datsyuk over this stretch. Getting his 58 points (23G / 35A) back in the lineup will be huge, especially with Riley Sheahan out.
Datsyuk (lower-body) looks like he will return on Saturday.
Datsyuk participated in the Red Wings practice on Friday and took part in line rushes with Darren Helm and Tomas Tatar, which is a great sign that he will be available tomorrow vs. the Lightning. The Red Wings will not hold a morning skate, so monitor his status a few hours prior to game-time and during warmups.
Mrazek allowed two goals on 19 shots after replacing Jimmy Howard in the Red Wings 6-4 loss to San Jose on Thursday. Since being recalled, Mrazek has gone 1-2-0 with a 2.29 GAA and .936 SV%. Today he faces a Lightning team who the Red Wings are 0-2-1 against while being outscored 11-5 this season.