The Red Wings return to the ice tonight with a game at Phoenix and then tomorrow night, it’s Detroit at Colorado. The Red Wings held off Colorado 3-to-2 on Monday at Joe Louis Arena for an important win after they were beaten badly by the Blackhawks 7-to-1 at the Joe on Sunday.
Detroit forward Henrik Zetterberg skated Wednesday morning and is expected to return tonight from a groin injury. While the Red Wings decided not to make any moves, the Columbus Blue Jackets acquired three-time 40-goal scorer Marian Gaborik from the New York Rangers just prior to Wednesday’s trade deadline. The Blue Jackets will send three players to New York in exchange for Gaborik, who ranked third in the NHL with 41 goals last season but has managed just nine in 35 games thus far this year.