OILERS (8-3-1) at RED WINGS (6-5-1)
5 p.m. ET; FS-D, SNW, NHL.TV
Oilers team scope
Edmonton Oilers forwards Zack Kassian and Jesse Puljujarvi won't play after each sustained a lower-body injury during a 4-3 shootout win against the New York Islanders on Saturday, coach Todd McLellan said after the game. The Oilers trailed 2-0 in the first period and 3-2 in the second but tied the game twice before winning in a shootout. Edmonton lost 8-1 on Feb. 7 in its previous visit to Brooklyn. "You talk about growth, last year in this building, [an] 8-1 loss," said forward Mark Letestu, who scored the only goal of the shootout. "This time we come out slow like we did then but found a way to battle back."
Red Wings team scope
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall will play after missing practice Saturday, one day after making his season debut in a 5-3 loss to the Winnipeg Jets at Joe Louis Arena. Kronwall, who is dealing with a chronic knee injury, will be held out of some practices to avoid aggravating the problem. Coach Jeff Blashill juggled his defense pairs Saturday, putting Mike Green with Jonathan Ericsson and using Brendan Smith with Alexey Marchenko. Ryan Sproul skated in what would be Kronwall's spot alongside Danny DeKeyser. Blashill said he wouldn't finalize the pairs until Sunday.
Oilers projected lineup
Patrick Maroon -- Connor McDavid -- Jordan Eberle
Mark Letestu -- Ryan Nugent-Hopkins -- Benoit Pouliot
Milan Lucic -- Leon Draisaitl -- Tyler Pitlick
Anton Slepyshev -- Anton Lander -- Taylor Beck
Adam Larsson -- Oscar Klefbom
Andrej Sekera -- Eric Gryba
Darnell Nurse -- Matthew Benning
Injured: Kris Russell (undisclosed), Brandon Davidson (upper body), Matt Hendricks (lower body), Iiro Pakarinen (knee), Jesse Puljujarvi (lower body), Zack Kassian (lower body)
Red Wings projected lineup
Tomas Tatar -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Justin Abdelkader
Gustav Nyquist -- Frans Nielsen -- Dylan Larkin
Andreas Athanasiou -- Darren Helm -- Riley Sheahan
Drew Miller -- Luke Glendening -- Steve Ott
Danny DeKeyser -- Niklas Kronwall
Jonathan Ericsson -- Mike Green
Brendan Smith -- Alexey Marchenko
Scratched: Xavier Ouellet, Ryan Sproul
Injured: Tomas Jurco (back), Thomas Vanek (lower body)
Gustavsson will make his first start of the season. … Glendening sat out practice Saturday but will play. … Howard will start for the Oilers.
Howard is 2-1-0 with a 0.86 goals-against average and .973 save percentage in four games. … Green has assists in his past two games and is tied for the Red Wings lead with nine points. … Benning had his first two NHL points in the win against the Islanders, getting assists on two first-period goals.