"We’ve had a chance to work on our game here and give our guys an opportunity to get fresh. We need to get started on time tonight and play a good game." - Mike Babcock
"I think it’s a good situation. We played three games, now we had time to work on the things we needed to work on. It gives us a chance to evaluate and get some practice time." - Daniel Alfredsson
"It’s nice to have a couple of days off. It should be a good one tonight...We had a long, hard training camp. Playing Boston (in the second game) of back-to-backs like that, a really good team, we were really drained." - Kyle Quincey
Mikael Samuelsson will be back in the lineup tonight on fourth line.
Tomas Tatar will be a healthy scratch.
Jordin Tootoo has been cleared to play, but will be a healthy scratch tonight.
Patrick Eaves skated with the team and said he hopes to be ready on October 26, his first game he'll be eligible to come off LTIR.
"I have a little bit of pain, still. But I got some time here to get rid of that and be back and be ready." - Patrick Eaves
Darren Helm skated with the team this morning.
Jonas Gustavsson was on the ice again and feels like he's inching closer to a return.
"I’ve been skating for 5-6 days now and I’ve been feeling great. Now I feel like I’m going 100 percent. It’s just a matter of getting your timing back. It’s just a matter of getting a few practices in before I’m ready to go." - Jonas Gustavsson