The Detroit Red Wings are looking to make it six straight wins when they take on the Nashville Predators at Little Caesars Arena tonight, and their chances of doing so just went up in a big way.
The Predators announced right before pre-game warmups that starting goaltender Juuse Saros will not be playing, nor will steady defenseman Mattias Ekholm. Both were removed from the lineup with non-COVID related illnesses.
#Preds goaltender Juuse Saros and defenseman Mattias Ekholm will not play tonight, and both are day-to-day with a non-COVID illness.
Defenseman Matt Benning is also out tonight and is day-to-day with an upper-body injury. #NSHvsDET
— Nashville Predators (@PredsNHL) December 7, 2021