Gustav Nyquist skated with Mule and Zetterberg this morning, on what will be the first line tonight.
"I played with those guys a little bit last year and in the preseason as well," Nyquist said of his new linemates. "They’re top players in this league so they’re real good players that make plays. We’ll build chemistry so it’s fun."
Justin Abdelkader will play alongside Helm and Nesty on third line.
Pavel Datsyuk skated this morning, but will be out tonight with an injured shoulder.
Jimmy Howard will get the start.
Cleary, Weiss, and Lashoff are again expected to be the healthy scratches.