Brian Lashoff will make his season debut after being a healthy scratch for the first 10 games of the season.
"(Lash) gets his opportunity and when you get your opportunity you gotta make good and you gotta carve out a little niche for yourself, so make it a competition for the other guys" - Mike Babcock
"I think they know what to expect from me. I’m going to battle, penalty kill and do what I do. But at the same time, I want to get better at some things like moving the puck quick and getting involved in the offense." - Brian Lashoff
Johan Franzen is expected to return after missing six games with a groin injury.
It looks like Mule will play on second line with Darren Helm and Gustav Nyquist.
Andrej Nestrasil will be a healthy scratch to make room for Mule.