Defensemen Dropping: Lidstrom Out, Janik In
Reports have come in that captain Nick Lidstrom will be out for tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets due to a sore ankle. Lidstrom took a shot off the skate during the Avalanche game and was seen limping yesterday.
Doug Janik has been recalled from Grand Rapids to play tonight. Kyle Quincey is also out with a sore groin. Brendan Smith was already recalled to replace him.