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Sabres will visit the Red Wings for the second time this season tonight

NHL: Buffalo Sabres at Detroit Red Wings Raj Mehta-USA TODAY Sports

Game #61

Buffalo Sabres (17-32-11) vs. Detroit Red Wings (24-26-9)

Season Series: 1-0 Red Wings

11/17: Red Wings 3 | Sabres 1 (recap)

Puck drop: 7:30 p.m. EST | Little Caesars Arena | Detroit, MI


Radio: WGR 550

SB Nation Red Wings blog: Winging it in Motown

What to Watch

1. Lehner is back.

After missing Monday’s game with a hip injury. Robin Lehner will return to the crease tonight for the Sabres.

2. Evander Kane’s last game?

Every day we get closer to Monday’s trade deadline every game becomes the possibility it’ll Kane’s last in a Sabres sweater. After tonight they play in D.C. on Saturday and back home against Boston on Sunday.

Know Your Opponent

1. Sellers

Like the Sabres the Red Wings are deadline sellers. They’ll look to move out players like Tomas Tatar, Gustav Nyquist and Mike Green to name a few. They already made one trade in moving goaltender Petr Mrazek to the Philadelphia Flyers.

Projected Lineup

9 Evander Kane - 90 Ryan O’Reilly - 23 Sam Reinhart

28 Zemgus Girgensons - 71 Evan Rodrigues - 21 Kyle Okposo

20 Scott Wilson - 22 Johan Larsson - 29 Jason Pominville

67 Benoit Pouliot - 10 Jacob Josefson - 13 Nick Baptiste

6 Marco Scandella - 8 Casey Nelson

82 Nathan Beaulieu - 55 Rasmus Ristolainen

4 Josh Gorges - 93 Victor Antipin

Starting Goaltender: 40 Robin Lehner