Red Wings-Kraken morning skate Tweets: Eberle, Schwartz miss Kraken’s morning skate

Updated repeatedly at 1:09 PM: The 10-9-and-3 Detroit Red Wings face the 8-13-and-1 Seattle Kraken this evening (7:30 PM EST start on Bally Sports Detroit/ROOT Sports Northwest/97.1 FM), and the Kraken placed Calle Jarnkrok and Chris Driedger on the injured reserve this morning.

The Kraken took to the ice at Little Caesars Arena for their morning skate at 11:30 AM, and the Kraken were without two more important offensive players:

No Jordan Eberle or Jaden Schwartz at #SEAKranken morning skate in Detroit. #NHL— Geoff Baker (@GeoffBakerTIMES) December 1, 2021

If you missed it…

With four victories in the last five games, the #SeaKraken need to keep executing the small details and staying vigilant about gaining possession of the puck.

Read more in today’s 3 Game Essentials →— Seattle Kraken (@SeattleKraken) December 1, 2021


Tonight Riley Sheahan is back in Detroit and is the answer to a great trivia question.

Name the player who scored the last ever goal at Joe Louis Arena and the first ever goal at Climate Pledge Arena in Seattle? (it was a preseason goal)

I think I just gave you the answer.— Jeff Riger (@riger1984) December 1, 2021

Update:’s Jonathan Mills posted a game preview of sorts:

Detroit grinded out a 2-1 win over the Boston Bruins at TD Garden on Tuesday, and has given up just five goals in its current three-game winning streak. The Red Wings will play the second half of a back-to-back on Wednesday, entertaining the expansion Seattle Kraken for the first time. Puck drop from Little Caesars Arena is set for 7:30 p.m. on Bally Sports Detroit and the Red Wings Radio Network.

“A week ago, I don’t even think we played as mature as we did tonight to be honest with you,” Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill said Tuesday in Boston. “Some of it stems from the fact that we got a chance to practice, we got a chance to get our habits back, we got a chance to get our structure back. But I also think we got a lot of young players in important roles, and I think, even as a team, sometimes veteran players have to kind of remind themselves of what it takes to be a winning type of hockey team.”

Along with eyeing their fourth straight win on Wednesday, Detroit will also look to record its fourth consecutive victory at Little Caesars Arena, dating back to Nov. 13. The Red Wings are 7-2-2 at home entering a three-game homestand to kick off December.

In its first year of existence, Seattle will look to continue its recent road success. The Kraken have won two straight away from home by a combined score of 11-5, including Monday’s 7-4 win at Buffalo. Center Jaden Schwartz’s 17 points (5 goals, 12 assists) leads a quartet of players with 14 or more points on the season. Philipp Grubauer has drawn 16 starts in goal and recorded a 3.03 goals-against average and .890 save percentage.



Head coach Dave Hakstol confirming Jordan Eberle, Jaden Schwartz, Will Borgen, and Chris Driedger (IR) “not available” tonight.

Moving parts aplenty with the lineup in Detroit.— Mike Benton (@Benton_Mike) December 1, 2021

#SEAKraken coach Dave Hakstol could use this guy’s help tonight. Hakstol confirmed Jordan Eberle, Jaden Schwartz and Morgan Geekie all unavailable for Red Wings game. Wouldn’t give details but I’m told Eberle and Schwartz suffered lower body injuries against Buffalo. #NHL— Geoff Baker (@GeoffBakerTIMES) December 1, 2021

Kraken coach Dave Hakstol could use this guy’s help tonight. Confirmed that Jordan Eberle, Jaden Schwartz will both miss Red Wings game. Will Borgen also out. No details given but I’m told Eberle and Schwartz suffered lower body injuries against Buffalo. #NHL— Geoff Baker (@GeoffBakerTIMES) December 1, 2021

Prior tweet had Geekie out but he’s fine. I heard “Morgan” instead of “Borgen” — apologies for the panic.— Geoff Baker (@GeoffBakerTIMES) December 1, 2021

Eberle (lower body), Schwartz (lower body), Borgen (lower body), Driedger (lower body) all not available for #SeaKraken tonight vs DET.

As previously shared, Kole Lind and Joey Daccord have joined the club.— Alison (@AlisonL) December 1, 2021

Coach Dave Hakstol also spoke with the media this afternoon:

Am told:
Eberle (lower body)
Schwartz (lower body)
Borgen (lower body)
Driedger (IR – lower body)

Timetable TBD.— Mike Benton (@Benton_Mike) December 1, 2021

Next men up for #SeaKraken … as in plural: Forwards Jordan Eberle and Jaden Schwartz, D-man Will Borgen all not available tonight at Detroit. All listed with lower-body issues.— Bob Condor (@ByBobCondor) December 1, 2021

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