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Wings face Buffalo in home-stand finale

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

The Buffalo Sabres will visit the Motor City tonight for the final game of the Red Wings' home stand. Detroit is in desperate need of a win after dropping their previous six, three of which were in a shootout. Jimmy Howard skated briefly Monday morning but his status is still unknown for Tuesday night's tilt. "There's a chance, but I don't know. I'll probably have to talk a little bit more to the training staff to see what's best for myself and for the team. It's responded every single day with treatments. It felt good out there on the ice today, so hopefully tomorrow, another good work day, and you never know." said Howard. Petr Mrazek will be expected to start if Jimmy can't go.

The Red Wings will hope to have Stephen Weiss back in the line up as he has taken part in practice the past few days after missing time with a shoulder injury. "I'm ready to play, we'll see if coach puts me in, but yeah I'mm ready to go."  Said Weiss after Monday's skate. "Obviously, you don't want to miss this many games but thats the way it goes sometimes with injuries. It was tough to watch these last few games at home and I'm really looking forward to hopefully getting one in before the break."

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You can watch today's 7:30 PM matchup on Fox Sports Detroit, or listen in with Ken Kal and Paul Woods on 97.1 The Ticket.

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