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The Daily: Andersson Out For Flames vs Red Wings; Defending Cup Champs Off to Best Start Ever

Calgary rearguard missed game last season at Detroit following scooter accident



Rasmus Andersson, Calgary Flames
Calgary Flames defenseman Rasmus Anderson won't be playing Sunday against the Red Wings. He's under NHL suspension.

The last time the Calgary Flames were in Detroit to play the Red Wings, Flames defenseman Rasmus Andersson missed the game after suffering injuries in a scooter accident.

He’ll be missing in action again on Sunday when the Flames are at Little Caesars Arena. This time, though, it’s the NHL that is putting Andersson on the shelf.

He’ll be sitting out the first of a four-game suspension. The league was issuing Andersson the enforced sit-down for charging and elbowing Patrik Laine of the Columbus Blue Jackets with five seconds to play in the game between the two teams on Friday.

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Red Wings Next Game

Completing a weekend of back-to-back games, Detroit plays host to the Flames at 5 p.m. ET. The Red Wings swept the season series in 2022-23, outscoring Calgary 7-3 in the two games.

Atlantic Division

Boston: Boston Bruins coach Jim Montgomery was issuing a benching to forward Jake DeBrusk after he was late to a team meeting.

Buffalo: Goalie Devon Levi and forward Zach Benson are out for the Buffalo Sabres with lower-body injuries.

Florida: Defenseman Oliver Ekman-Larsson was meeting his old Vancouver Canucks teammates for the first time as a member of the Florida Panthers.

Montreal: The Montreal Canadiens are taking a wise approach with the development of Joshua Roy.

Ottawa: For the first time in six games, the Ottawa Senators were losing at home to the Detroit Red Wings.

Tampa Bay: Blowing a two-goal third-period lead, the Tampa Bay Lightning lost in overtime to the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Toronto: Looking to shake up their bottom-six forwards, the Toronto Maple Leafs were recalling Pontus Holmberg from the AHL Toronto Marlies.

Hockey Now Network:

Islanders: For the first time in nearly 10 months, forward Oliver Wahlstrom of the New York Islanders was dressing for an NHL game.

New Jersey: Hurt Friday against the New York Islanders, expectations are that New Jersey Devils captain Nico Hischier will be back at practice with the team on Monday.

Washington: Despite getting two goals from Dylan Strome, the Washington Capitals still weren’t able to beat the Montreal Canadiens.

Carolina: Could the insertion of Jalen Chatfield on the Carolina Hurricanes defense bring stability to the lineup?

Pittsburgh: Following a 4-2 loss to the St. Louis Blues, Pittsburgh Penguins coach Mike Sullivan was ripping into his team.

Philadelphia: For the first time since 1996, the Philadelphia Flyers were scoring three shorthanded goals in the same game.

Chicago: The Chicago Blackhawks should be opting to show patience with young prospect Lukas Reichel.

Colorado: Was it a Stanley Cup final preview? The Colorado Avalanche scored five second-period goals while winning 6-4 over the Carolina Hurricanes.

Vegas: Improving to 6-0 with a win over the Chicago Blackhawks, the 6-0 Vegas Golden Knights are off to the best start ever by a defending Stanley Cup champs.

San Jose: Last season, the San Jose Sharks got off to an 0-5-0 start. This season, through five games they’re 0-4-1.