The Red Wings have two more games until they wrap up the preseason. They’ll close out with a home-and-home against the Toronto Maple Leafs, in what should be an important game for a select few players. The coaching staff has seen basically everything they needed to determine the final rosters, so these remaining games are one last opportunity to change their minds.

It appears the Leafs are going with a B-team, sitting all of their big guns, presumably, to have them rested for Saturday’s game in Toronto.

Today’s match-up kicks off at 7:30 p.m. EST, on NHL Network and Fox Sports Detroit Plus. Here are three things to watch for:

Is Filip Zadina cursed?

He might be.

Zadina is a highly touted goal scorer who is hungry to get on the scoresheet. For a player known to light up the goal column, it’s very surprising to see he has yet to find the back of the net through all of training camp. He failed to register a goal in the Traverse City prospect tournament, nor any of his preseason outings. But it’s not like he isn’t generating chances. In Calumet, he generated two high-danger scoring chances.

So what gives? It’s a very puzzling situation, but all I can do is tell him to stick with it. If any positives come out of this, it’ll be a learning experience for the young Czech forward. Some may not like it, but it seems Zadina is Grand Rapids bound once again.

Moritz Seider’s future

The big question going into the season for Moritz Seider was where is he going to play in 2019-20. Detroit seemed like a long-shot, and OHL Owen Sound likely was never in the cards. So that meant Grand Rapids or back to Adler Mannheim in Germany.

After an impressive showing, my best guess is we see him stick in North America. Breaking into today’s lineup should be a good sign that it is at least being heavily considered. If he was for sure heading back to Germany, the club would most likely be preparing to send him back today or tomorrow.

Great news if you are a passionate Griffins fan. Shall we see him in Detroit for a nine game stint later this season is the next question to ponder.

Jimmy Howard done for the preseason?

The two goaltenders listed on the game sheet is Jonathan Bernier and Calvin Pickard. With Pickard playing all 60 minutes versus St. Louis, Bernier should play the entirety of the game versus Toronto. With this being the last home preseason game, Jimmy Howard must be done until opening night in Nashville.

We didn’t see much of him at all in earlier exhibition games, so I wonder how much load management Howard is given during the regular season. The long time Red Wing goaltender will be 36 in March.