Red Wings-Sabres morning skate Tweets: DeKeyser, Veleno out vs. Buffalo; Staal a ‘game-time decision’

The Detroit Red Wings host the Buffalo Sabres this evening (7 PM EST start on Bally Sports Detroit/MSG-B/97.1 FM; tonight is Hockey Fights Cancer Night at LCA).

The Sabres defeated Montreal 4-1 in Buffalo last night, so they’re not holding a morning skate, but’s Chris Rydnak posted a set of stats regarding tonight’s game:

• This is the second of four meetings between the Sabres and Red Wings this season.
• Last meeting: Detroit defeated Buffalo 4-3 (OT) in Buffalo on Nov. 6, 2021
• Next meeting: Saturday, Jan. 15, 2022 in Detroit

• The Sabres are 6-1-3 in their last 10 games against the Red Wings; 8-2-0 on the road.
• This is the 147th game all-time between Buffalo and Detroit; Buffalo has a 66-59-21 series record.
• The Sabres are 27-39-8 on the road against the Red Wings all-time. 

The Red Wings took to the ice at Little Caesars Arena around 10:30 AM for their morning skate, though you wouldn’t know so based upon the sparse media Tweets:

Marc Staal is on the ice this morning for an optional skate. Jeff Blashill said yesterday he was unsure of Staal’s status for tonight. Update coming soon. #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) November 27, 2021

Tonight’s rosters vs Buffalo— Ken Kal (@KenKalDRW) November 27, 2021

After the morning skate…

Danny DeKeyser and Joe Veleno both out for tonight, per Coach Blashill #LGRW @DetroitRedWings— Carley Johnston (@carleykjohnston) November 27, 2021

Danny DeKeyser (Covid protocol) and Joe Veleno (upper body) are not available tonight, per Coach Blashill.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 27, 2021

Marc Staal will be a game time decision and both Veleno & DeKeyser will be unavailable for tonight’s game vs. BUF. #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) November 27, 2021

Jeff Blashill says Danny DeKeyser (COVID protocol) and Joe Veleno (upper body) unavailable for Red Wings vs. Sabres tonight.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) November 27, 2021

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