News: Lubomir Visnovsky (upper body) is expected to return for Tuesday's game against the Rangers, Newsday's Arthur Staple reports. Analysis: Lubomir Visnovsky returned to practice last Tuesday, so it's not surprise that he'll be ready for the first game of the second half. He has three goals and eight assists in 29 games this season.
News: Marcus Foligno (hand) is making progress in his recovery, but he still doesn't not have a timetable to return,the Buffalo News reports. Analysis: After suffering the injury in late December, Marcus Foligno was given a loose timetable of approximately one-to-two months. There hasn't been any update since that time.
News: Cameron Schilling has been recalled from AHL Hershey, the Washington Post's ALex Prewitt reports. Analysis: The 26-year-old defenseman has just two NHL appearances to his name, with one coming in 2012-13 and another in 2013-14. Through 40 AHL games this season, he has two goals, 10 assists and 33 PIM.
News: Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder) practice Monday, and he may be activated from injured reserve within the next few days, The Detroit News reports. Analysis: Jonas Gustavsson won't be back for Tuesday's game against the Panthers, but he may stand a chance to return for Thursday's contest in Tampa Bay. He seems to be a couple of weeks ahead of Jimmy Howard (groin), which means the Red Wings don't need to make an immediate decision on whether Gustavsson or Peter Mrazek will serve as Howard's top backup down the stretch. It's also unclear how the playing time will be split between Mrazek and Gustavsson until Howard returns.
News: Jimmy Howard skated for about 15 minutes before Monday's practice, and he said afterward that he hasn't suffered any setbacks, The Detroit News reports. Analysis: Jimmy Howard said he's making progress, and while he isn't setting an updated timetable, he said the original estimate of one month still sounds about right. Having last played Jan. 10, he's seemingly shooting for a return in early-to-mid February.
News: Johan Franzen (concussion) didn't practice Monday, and he still doesn't have a timetable to return, The Detroit News reports. Analysis: Johan Franzen last played in a game Jan. 6, and it's now known that he's recovering from a concussion. He has a pretty notable history of dealing with concussions, including an absence of approximately two months last season.
News: Tomas Jurco (back) will likely be a game-time decision Tuesday against the Panthers, The Detroit News reports. Analysis: Tomas Jurco, who hasn't played in a game since Jan. 6, participated in Monday's practice. If he doesn't return Tuesday, he may make it back for Thursday's game in Tampa Bay.
News: Jakub Kindl (elbow) may still be a few days away from being activated from injured reserve, The Detroit News reports. Analysis: Jakub Kindl was expected to return after the All-Star break, but it sounds as if he's no sure thing for Tuesday's game against the Panthers. There haven't been reports about a setback, and it's still possible that he returns for Tuesday's game.
News: Petr Mrazek will start Tuesday's game against the Panthers, the South Florida Sun-Sentinel's Harvey Fialkov reports. Analysis: With Jimmy Howard (groin) and Jonas Gustavsson (shoulder) still sidelined, Petr Mrazek opens the second half as Detroit's top netminder. However, both Howard and Gustavsson are hoping to return within the next few weeks, which could push Mrazek back to the AHL. It's also possible that the Red Wings opt to keep Mrazek over Gustavsson as Howard's top backup, given how well Mrazek has played this season.
News: The Predators have recalled Marek Mazanec from AHL Milwaukee, the team's official site reports. Analysis: Marek Mazanec, who got some AHL work in during the NHL All-Star break, returns to the big club to combo with Carter Hutton, with fellow goalie Pekka Rinne still sidelined.