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Turris back in Ottawa lineup after viral infection; Detroit aims to win third straight

by Chris Stevenson / NHL.com Correspondent

RED WINGS (6-6-1) at SENATORS (5-2-5)

7:30 p.m. ET; RDS2, TSN5, FS-D, NHL.TV 

 

The Game

Ottawa Senators center Kyle Turris will return to the lineup after missing three games with a viral infection, and the Senators will try to avoid their third straight loss when they host the Detroit Red Wings at Canadian Tire Centre on Thursday.

The Senators, 0-1-1 in their past two games, lost 8-3 against the Montreal Canadiens at home on Monday, their second loss in regulation this season.

Goaltender Craig Anderson will start for Ottawa; he's 4-2-3 with a 3.14 goals-against average and .895 save percentage in nine starts this season.

The Red Wings look to win three consecutive games for the first time this season. They have won back-to-back games after ending a six-game losing streak (0-5-1).

Goaltender Jimmy Howard will make his sixth straight start for Detroit; he's 5-4-0 with a 2.57 GAA and .927 SV% this season.

 

Players to watch

Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin has three points (one goal, two assists) in his past two games.

Senators forward Mike Hoffman has six points (one goal, five assists) in a four-game point streak.

 

They said it

"It was a tough stretch there where we got one point out of six games. The last two have been nice to get something out of the effort we put in. Hopefully we continue here tonight." -- Red Wings center Henrik Zetterberg

"It was a tough 36 hours and a tough week trying to recover. I woke up feeling like my head was going to explode." -- Senators center Kyle Turris on his viral infection

 
Red Wings projected lineup

Tomas Tatar -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Gustav Nyquist

Andreas Athanasiou -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha

Darren Helm -- Frans Nielsen -- Justin Abdelkader

Scott Wilson -- Luke Glendening -- Martin Frk

Jonathan Ericsson -- Trevor Daley

Xavier Ouellet -- Mike Green

Niklas Kronwall -- Nick Jensen

Jimmy Howard

Petr Mrazek

Scratched:  David Booth, Luke Witkowski

Injured: Danny DeKeyser (lower body)

 
Senators projected lineup

Zack Smith -- Kyle Turris -- Ryan Dzingel

Tom Pyatt -- Derick Brassard -- Mark Stone

Mike Hoffman -- Jean-Gabriel Pageau -- Christopher DiDomenico

Alexandre Burrows -- Nate Thompson -- Jack Rodewald

Johnny Oduya -- Erik Karlsson

Dion Phaneuf -- Cody Ceci

Fredrik Claesson -- Chris Wideman

Craig Anderson

Mike Condon

Scratched: None

Injured: Mark Borowiecki (illness), Bobby Ryan (fractured finger)

 

Status report

Borowiecki will miss his second straight game. … Nielsen, who has an undisclosed injury and missed the morning skate, will be a game-time decision. 

 

Stat pack

Howard is 7-5-0 against the Senators in his career, with a 2.74 GAA and .910 SV%. He helped the Red Wings to a 2-1 shootout victory Oct. 7 at Ottawa. … Karlsson has 10 assists in his past six games. … Stone has six points (four goals, two assists) in his past five games.

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