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    The Detroit Red Wings and Columbus Blue Jackets are right back at it again today. After the Blue Jackets took the first of the game of the back-to-back three to two here are your projected line-ups for tonight’s game: 

    Columbus Blue Jackets   

    Mikhail Grigorenko -Pierre-Luc Dubois – Oliver Bjorkstrand  

    Boone Jenner – Max Domi – Cam Atkinson  

    Nick Foligno – Alexandre Texier – Liam Foudy  

    Eric Robinson – Riley Nash – Liam Foudy  

     

    Vladislav Gavrikov – Seth Jones  

    Zach Werenski – David Savard  

    Michael Del Zotto – Dean Kukan  

     

    Elvis Merzlikins  

    Joonas Korpisalo

     

    Columbus Blue Jackets head coach John Tortorella confirmed Elvis Merzlikins will start in goal tonight. Joonas Korpisalo will get the night off after having played last night. Also entering the line-up for the Blue Jackets will be 20-year-old Liam Foudy. He replaces Emil Bemstrom on the fourth line for the Blue Jackets. Columbus is also changing up their top two defense partners. Dylan Larkin’s best friend and sparring partner from Monday’s game Zach Werenski moves down to the second pair with David Savard. While Vladislav Gavrikov moves up to the top pair with Seth Jones.  

    Detroit Red Wings 

    Tyler Bertuzzi – Dylan Larkin – Anthony Mantha  

    Filip Zadina – Michael Rasmussen – Bobby Ryan  

    Vladislav Namestnikov – Valtteri Filppula – Sam Gagner  

    Mathias Brome – Luke Glendening – Frans Nielsen  

     

    Filip Hronek – Patrik Nemeth  

    Danny DeKeyser – Jon Merrill  

    Marc Staal – Troy Stecher  

     

    On January 18, 2021 before the game, the Detroit Red Wings announced that Robby Fabbri and Adam Erne were out due to COVID protocol. This put Frans Nielsen back in the game instead of a scratch and for the first time in 2021, the Red Wings used a Taxi Squad player in Michael Rasmussen.

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