DETROIT — Quick update from the morning skate.
After making 41 saves in a shootout win over Boston Friday afternoon, Jimmy Howard will be back between the pipes for the Wings. It’ll be his 15th straight start.
Patrick Eaves will be back in the lineup, replacing Cory Emmerton. Eaves has been a healthy scratch in the last five games.
The Wings top two forward lines remain the same.
The bottom two will have Darren Helm centering Jiri Hudler and Eaves, while Justin Abdelkader centers Drew Miller and Tomas Holmstrom.
Defenseman Mike Commodore is a healthy scratch for a sixth straight game. He’s been a healthy scratch in nine of the Wings’ last 10 games.