The Red Wings host the lowly New Jersey Devils tonight at Joe Louis Arena. Detroit has lost four of six but still leads the Central Division by 4 points over Nashville. The Devils have a league-low 35 points although they bring a 4-game winning streak into Detroit.
Meanwhile, the drama between Evgeni Nabokov and the New York Islanders continued on Tuesday, as the team suspended the goaltender for not reporting. Nabokov signed a one year contract with the Red Wings last Friday, but the 35-year-old still needed to clear waivers before he could play for Detroit. It took the Islanders just one day to claim the veteran goalie off waivers.