Blackhawks vs. Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena, 7 p.m. Wednesday
Radio: WGN-AM 720
The skinny: A Red Wings team that has been plagued by injuries was hit again Monday against St. Louis when goalie Jimmy Howard left the game with a knee injury. He joins Pavel Datsyuk, Johan Franzen and Daniel Alfredsson on the sidelines. The Blackhawks, who have won seven straight regular-season games against Detroit, will go for No. 8 with Corey Crawford in goal against Jonas Gustavsson.
Next: Minnesota Wild at Xcel Energy Center, 7 p.m. Thursday
-- Mike Spellman