The Red Wings host the Chicago Blackhawks this afternoon and by game time, Detroit should know whether former Shark’s goalie Evgeni Nabokov cleared waivers and can stay in Motown after the team signed him Thursday to a one year contract.
The Red Wings have injury concerns in net, as Jimmy Howard is battling a knee injury that kept him out for almost a week and Chris Osgood is recovering from surgery for a sports hernia.
Last night in the ECHL at Wings Stadium, Kalamazoo doubled up Cincinnati 4-to-2. The K-Wings and Cyclones play again tonight in Cincinnati.
And last night in college hockey, Western Michigan scored a 3-to-2 shootout win at Lake Superior State where the visiting Broncos have a rematch tonight against the Lakers.