RED WINGS (7-7-1) at CANUCKS (7-4-2)
10 p.m. ET; SNP, FS-D, NHL.TV
Detroit Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist (lower body) is a game-time decision against the Vancouver Canucks at Rogers Arena on Monday.
Nyquist took part in an optional morning skate but said he would have to wait to see how he felt later in the day before deciding if he could play. He left a 4-0 win against the Edmonton Oilers on Sunday after an apparent knee-on-knee collision with Oilers defenseman Eric Gryba in the first period.
Goalie Jimmy Howard will start for the Red Wings, who have won three of their past four following a six-game losing streak (0-5-1).
Goalie Jacob Markstrom will make his fourth straight start for the Canucks. He made 37 saves in a 4-2 win against the Pittsburgh Penguins on Saturday that ended Vancouver's two-game losing streak (0-1-1). He has not allowed more than two goals in his past five starts.
Players to watch
Red Wings forward Anthony Mantha has scored in three straight games. He has five points (three goals, two assists) during a four-game point streak and leads Detroit with seven goals.
Canucks rookie right wing Brock Boeser had his first NHL hat trick and an assist against the Penguins on Saturday, part of a four-goal, seven-assist performance from his line.
They said it
"I was on the ice, so that is a positive, so we'll just have to see later in the day, probably a game-time decision. It doesn't seem serious so that is good." -- Red Wings forward Gustav Nyquist
"I like to have high expectations of myself to help produce for the team but I think it's definitely a little shocking to me too." -- Canucks forward Brock Boeser on his early-season production
Red Wings projected lineup
Gustav Nyquist -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Tomas Tatar
Andreas Athanasiou -- Dylan Larkin -- Anthony Mantha
Darren Helm -- Frans Nielsen -- Justin Abdelkader
Scott Wilson -- Luke Glendening -- Martin Frk
Jonathan Ericsson -- Trevor Daley
Niklas Kronwall -- Mike Green
Xavier Ouellet -- Nick Jensen
Scratched: David Booth, Luke Witkowski
Injured: Danny DeKeyser (ankle)
Canucks projected lineup
Sven Baertschi -- Bo Horvat -- Brock Boeser
Daniel Sedin -- Henrik Sedin -- Jake Virtanen
Thomas Vanek -- Alexander Burmistrov -- Sam Gagner
Markus Granlund -- Brandon Sutter -- Derek Dorsett
Ben Hutton -- Christopher Tanev
Michael Del Zotto -- Erik Gudbranson
Derrick Pouliot -- Alex Biega
Scratched: Patrick Wiercioch, Brendan Gaunce, Thatcher Demko
Injured: Alexander Edler (knee), Loui Eriksson (knee), Troy Stecher (knee)
Booth is likely to play if Nyquist can't. … The Canucks sent forward Jayson Megna to Utica of the American Hockey League after Gaunce returned from a two-week conditioning stint. … Demko remains with the Canucks, who start a four-game road trip against the Calgary Flames on Tuesday, as their third goalie because Nilsson's fiance is expecting a baby.
The Red Wings are 10-2-3 in their past 15 games against the Canucks but lost 4-1 on Oct. 22. … Horvat had an NHL career high four points (goal, three assists) against the Penguins.