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Reimer expected to start for Carolina; Mantha out for Detroit, which is 0-3-2 in past five

by Dave Hogg / NHL.com Independent Correspondent

HURRICANES (14-8-1) at RED WINGS (7-15-3)

7 p.m. ET; ESPN+, FS-D, FS-CR, NHL.TV

 

The Game

Anthony Mantha will not play for the Detroit Red Wings when they host the Carolina Hurricanes at Little Caesars Arena on Sunday.

The forward sustained a lower-body injury in the first period of a 5-1 loss to the New Jersey Devils on Saturday and is expected to miss at least a week. The Red Wings allowed four third-period goals and are winless in their past five games (0-3-2) since a three-game winning streak. 

Goalie James Reimer is expected to start for the Hurricanes, who defeated the Florida Panthers 4-2 on Saturday to win for the fifth time in six games.

 

Players to watch

Red Wings rookie forward Filip Zadina was recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League to replace Mantha in the lineup. Zadina, the No. 6 pick in the 2018 NHL Draft, has 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 19 AHL games this season.

Hurricanes forward Andrei Svechnikov has 11 points (five goals, six assists) in a seven-game point streak and leads the team in scoring with 26 points (11 goals, 15 assists). 

 

They said it

"I thought it was as good a game [as we've played] start to finish, even though we got down. We were playing fine. I just love the fact it didn't change one bit what we were doing." -- Hurricanes coach Rod Brind'Amour on Carolina's comeback win against Florida on Saturday

"We've been really porous defensively the last couple of games and that's not good enough. The biggest thing I made clear for our group for [Sunday] and the long-term future of this team is that we have to play hockey the right way." -- Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill

 

Hurricanes projected lineup

Andrei Svechnikov -- Sebastian Aho -- Teuvo Teravainen

Brock McGinn -- Jordan Staal -- Warren Foegele

Nino Niederreiter -- Lucas Wallmark -- Martin Necas

Ryan Dzingel -- Eetu Luostarinen -- Jordan Martinook

Jaccob Slavin -- Dougie Hamilton

Joel Edmundson -- Brett Pesce

Jake Gardiner -- Trevor van Riemsdyk

James Reimer

Petr Mrazek

Scratched: Haydn Fleury

Injured: Erik Haula (knee)

 

Red Wings projected lineup

Tyler Bertuzzi -- Dylan Larkin -- Robby Fabbri

Filip Zadina -- Valtteri Filppula -- Andreas Athanasiou

Brendan Perlini -- Frans Nielsen -- Taro Hirose

Darren Helm -- Luke Glendening -- Adam Erne

Patrik Nemeth -- Filip Hronek

Madison Bowey -- Jonathan Ericsson

Dylan McIlrath -- Dennis Cholowski

Jimmy Howard

Jonathan Bernier

Scratched: Justin Abdelkader, Alex Biega

Injured: Danny DeKeyser (lower body), Trevor Daley (lower body), Mike Green (upper body), Anthony Mantha (lower body)

 

Status report 

Zadina is expected to play on the second line with Filppula and Athanasiou. Green was placed on injured reserve to open a roster spot for Zadina.

 

Stat pack

Teravainen has 12 points (two goals, 10 assists) in his past eight games. … Edmundson has eight points (two goals, six assists) in a six-game point streak. … Athanasiou has five points (two goals, three assists) in his past four games.

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