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Michigan First Credit Union Morning Skate Update

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

Danny DeKeyser
Danny DeKeyser is likely out tonight with a lower-body injury, but considers it a "day-to-day thing."

Alexey Marchenko will make his NHL debut in DeKeyser's absence.

Alexey Marchenko

"I don’t know much about (Marchenko), but he played in the KHL, so he’s a real good player, he had a good camp. Every time I call down to Grand Rapids they say he’s their best guy."
- Mike Babcock

Patrick Eaves suffered a dislocated jaw after a dirty hit by Lopul in the Classic, but will play tonight with a full shield.

Patrick Eaves

Darren Helm
Darren Helm is out again with a groin injury. He didn't skate this morning.

Johan Franzen is also out with a concussion and didn't skate today.

Johan Franzen

Pavel Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk is a game-time decision with an undisclosed ailment. He did skate this morning.

Jonas Gustavsson was not on the ice with a groin injury.

Jonas Gustavsson

Jimmy Howard
It sounds like Jimmy Howard will get the start.

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