COLUMBUS, OH - FEBRUARY 28: Brendan Smith #2 of the Detroit Red Wings battles for position with Derick Brassard #16 of the Columbus Blue Jackets during their game at Nationwide Arena on February 28, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. The Red Wings defeated the Blue Jackets 5-2. (Photo by John Grieshop/Getty Images)
The Detroit Red Wings are finally starting to heal up from their injury spat as they face the Columbus Blue Jackets on Monday night.
The Detroit Red Wings are finally starting to heal from that injury bug that infected the team hard during the month of March, helping drop them in the standings an unfortunate amount. Both Nicklas Lidstrom and Pavel Datsyuk will be good to play against the Jackets on Monday night.
Lidstrom's appearance against the Carolina Hurricanes helped the team rally to a 5-4 win and break a six game losing streak. It had been a lost month up until that point for the Wings with only two wins in their 10 games up to that point, with one of those wins coming against a faltering Minnesota Wild team and the other being a nail biter against the LA Kings.
The goalie situation is still a bit murky for the Wings with Jimmy Howard and Joey MacDonald both still out. Ty Conklin will likely get the start across from Steve Mason. Mason was shellacked against the Edmonton Oilers in the Jackets' last game though, so he's not a guarantee to start.
The two teams will meet again one final time in Columbus on Wednesday to finish their season series.
The game will be at Joe Louis Arena at 7:30 p.m. ET.