Preview: Red Wings face Flyers

Detroit riddled with injuries, looks to avoid 2nd-straight loss

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DETROIT - The Detroit Red Wings and Philadelphia Flyers will meet for the second time this season Tuesday night in Philadelphia.

The Red Wings (43-20-3) and Flyers (36-21-7) met Feb. 12 in Detroit where the Wings won 4-3.

Detroit is facing numerous injuries. Three players from the Wings' AHL affiliate were recalled Monday to join the team in Philadelphia.

Defenseman Doug Janik, forward Chris Conner and goalie Jordan Pearce will make the trip.

Janik replaces Jakub Kindl who was injured in Saturday's game. Defensemen Jonathan Ericsson and Nicklas Lidstrom both remain out of the lineup with a broken wrist and ankle injury, respectively.

Moreover, All-Stars Pavel Datsyuk and Jimmy Howard are out with injuries. Pearce will back up Joey MacDonald against the Flyers. Conner will fill in for Todd Bertuzzi who left Sunday's game with a groin injury.

Howard has been suffering from a sore groin. Datsyuk is recovering from knee surgery.

The Flyers are without Kimmo Timonen, Andrej Meszaros and James van Riemsdyk.

The Red Wings are coming off of a tough 2-1 loss to the Chicago Blackhawks.

The Flyers just beat the Washington Capitals in a close 1-0 game. They will seek their third-straight win Tuesday night.

The night will begin with Philadelphia's retirement of Hall of Fame defenseman Mark Howe's number. Howe spent 10 seasons with the Flyers. His No. 2 will join five other numbers retired by Philadelphia.

Howe's final three seasons of his NHL career were with the Red Wings, the team with which his father, Gordie Howe, earned his "Mr. Hockey" status.

Puck drops at 7 p.m.

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