RED WINGS (30-32-12) at HURRICANES (33-27-13)
7 p.m. ET; FS-D+, FS-CR, NHL.TV
Red Wings team scope
Defenseman Daniel Renouf, 22, will make his NHL debut for the Detroit Red Wings, who have points in five of their past six games (4-1-1) after a 3-2 overtime victory against the Minnesota Wild on Sunday. Renouf will take the place of defenseman Niklas Kronwall. "He [Kronwall] has got a knee issue that we've got to be cognizant of, so he won't play today," coach Jeff Blashill said. "We hope to have him the next day, but we'll make that determination [Tuesday]." Renouf, an undrafted free agent who signed with the Red Wings on March 10, 2016, scored 15 points (three goals, 12 assists) in 58 games with Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League. "I think I started out a little slow and that helped me deal with adversity," Renouf said. "I have just been growing my game. I think I've taken in a lot for my first season and I'm happy with it so far." Blashill said he likely will juggle his defensive pairings during the game, with Renouf starting alongside Robbie Russo, who has played 11 NHL games. Forward Darren Helm, who has missed the past four games because of a leg injury, is a game-time decision. The game Monday is a makeup for the Dec. 19 game in Raleigh that was postponed because of ice issues. The teams will play again in Raleigh on Tuesday.
Hurricanes team scope
The Carolina Hurricanes have points in 10 straight games (7-0-3) and are five points behind the Boston Bruins for the second wild card into the Stanley Cup Playoffs from the Eastern Conference. "We're getting some questions answered as we move along," coach Bill Peters said. "We're down to nine games left. We begin a new five-game segment today with four of them at home, so we have to take advantage of that." Forward Jeff Skinner has played a big role in the resurgence with seven goals in his past five games to reach the 30-goal plateau for the third time in seven NHL seasons. "This time of the year to go on a run, you have to have contributions from everyone," Skinner said. "We've gotten that. You have to have a combination of a lot of things, and right now we're checking off a lot of those boxes." Lucas Wallmark was recalled from Charlotte of the American Hockey League and will center the fourth line.
Red Wings projected lineup
Tomas Tatar -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Gustav Nyquist
Andreas Athanasiou -- Dylan Larkin -- Justin Abdelkader
Anthony Mantha -- Frans Nielsen -- Darren Helm
Drew Miller -- Luke Glendening -- Riley Sheahan
Danny DeKeyser -- Nick Jensen
Mike Green -- Xavier Ouellet
Robbie Russo -- Daniel Renouf
Scratched: Tomas Nosek
Injured: Jonathan Ericsson (wrist), Ryan Sproul (knee), Niklas Kronwall (knee)
Hurricanes projected lineup
Sebastian Aho -- Victor Rask -- Elias Lindholm
Jeff Skinner -- Derek Ryan -- Lee Stempniak
Phillip Di Giuseppe -- Jordan Staal -- Teuvo Teravainen
Joakim Nordstrom -- Lucas Wallmark -- Brock McGinn
Jaccob Slavin -- Brett Pesce
Noah Hanifin -- Justin Faulk
Klas Dahlbeck -- Ryan Murphy
Scratched: Matt Tennyson
Injured: Jay McClement (lower body)
Blashill said he plans to play Zetterberg in both games against the Hurricanes. If Zetterberg plays all of the Red Wings' final eight games, he'll play his 1,000th NHL game in the final game of the season against the New Jersey Devils, the last game at Joe Louis Arena, on April 9. … McClement skated in a yellow no-contact jersey before the morning skate. The Hurricanes re-assigned forwards Patrick Brown and Valentin Zykov to Charlotte.
Tatar has seven goals in his past nine games. Zetterberg has seven points (two goals, five assists) in his past six games. ... Lindholm has 11 points (four goals, seven assists) during a 10-game point streak. Aho has eight points (three goals, five assists) in a six-game point streak.