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Crawford, Howard to start in net for Hawks, Wings

Sunday, 03.03.2013 / 11:22 AM

By Brian Hedger - NHL.com Correspondent / 2012-2013 At the Rink blog

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Crawford, Howard to start in net for Hawks, Wings

DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings will be without forward Valtteri Filppula when they face the Chicago Blackhawks on Sunday (12:30 p.m. ET, NBC, NHLN-CA).

Filppula is listed as day-to-day with a shoulder injury.

In goal for the Red Wings will be Jimmy Howard, while the Blackhawks will start Corey Crawford. It will be Crawford's first game since leaving a game against the St. Louis Blues on Feb. 28 after the first period due to an upper-body injury that appeared to make him wobbly leaving the ice.

The Blackhawks will be without second-line center Dave Bolland for a fifth straight game due to an upper-body injury, with Marcus Kruger likely manning the middle again on the second line.

Bolland skated Feb. 28 for the first time since getting injured Feb. 22 against the San Jose Sharks. As for defenseman Steve Montador, who hasn't played yet because of an upper-body injury believed to be concussion-related, Blackhawks coach Joel Quenneville said Sunday morning the veteran blueliner is "getting closer" to returning.

Here is how the Blackhawks and Red Wings might line up Sunday:

BLACKHAWKS

Brandon Saad - Jonathan Toews - Marian Hossa

Patrick Sharp - Marcus Kruger - Patrick Kane

Bryan Bickell - Andrew Shaw - Viktor Stalberg

Daniel Carcillo - Jamal Mayers - Michael Frolik

Duncan Keith - Brent Seabrook

Niklas Hjalmarsson - Johnny Oduya

Nick Leddy - Michal Rozsival

Corey Crawford

Ray Emery

Scratched: Brandon Bollig, Sheldon Brookbank

Injured: Steve Montador (upper body), Rostislav Olesz (knee), Dave Bolland (upper body)

RED WINGS

Johan Franzen - Henrik Zetterberg - Damien Brunner

Justin Abdelkader - Pavel Datsyuk - Daniel Cleary

Tomas Tatar - Joakim Andersson - Patrick Eaves

Drew Miller - Cory Emmerton - Jordin Tootoo

Niklas Kronwall - Jonathan Ericsson

Brendan Smith - Kyle Quincey

Brian Lashoff - Jakub Kindl

Jimmy Howard

Jonas Gustavsson

Scratched: Kent Huskins, Ian White

Injured: Carlo Colaiacovo (shoulder), Valtteri Filppula (shoulder), Mikael Samuelsson (broken finger), Darren Helm (back), Todd Bertuzzi (back)

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