Osgood will get the start Thursday when the Red Wings look to
notch their franchise-record 10th straight win against the
The NHL's Defensive Player of the Month for October, Legace
sprained his left knee late in the first period of Tuesday's 4-1
victory over the Chicago Blackhawks when Matthew Barnaby fell
Legace, who became the first netminder to win 10 games in one
month, had an MRI on Wednesday and is considered day-to-day,
although he will not start Thursday.
A member of the Red Wings when they won nine straight twice in
1995-96, Osgood replaced Legace and made 23 saves on 24 shots in
his second game of the season.
Jason Williams had a goal and an assist and defenseman Nicklas
Lidstrom set up a pair of tallies Tuesday for Detroit, which can
become the first team in NHL history to have 26 points after 14
games with a win against Edmonton.
The Oilers are coming off their third straight win, a 5-1
triumph over Columbus on Tuesday. Ales Hemsky scored a pair of
goals and Jussi Markkanen made 23 saves for Edmonton, which has
tallied five times in each of its last three games.