Pair of Red Wings players out due to COVID-19 protocols

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The Detroit Red Wings host the Columbus Blue Jackets for an afternoon affair at Little Caesars Arena, but they’ll be short two members of the team.

Both Robby Fabbri and Adam Erne will be absent due to COVID-19 protocols. In Fabbri’s place, Michael Rasmussen will make his season debut, while Frans Nielsen returns to the lineup for Erne.

Today’s line combinations:

Bertuzzi-Larkin-Mantha
Ryan-Rasmussen-Zadina
Namestnikov-Filppula-Gagner
Brome-Glendening-Nielsen

Hronek-Nemeth
DeKeyser-Merrill
Staal-Stecher

Thomas Greiss starts in net.