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Pregame: Ducks @ Red Wings - 2/15

Coming off a relatively awful outing against the St. Louis Blues (in which they still managed to claim a point), the Red Wings host a streaking Anaheim Ducks team tonight.

The Ducks are 7-2-1 in their last ten games, sit second in the Western Conference, and rookie starting goalie Viktor Fasth is unbeaten with a 1.74 GAA and a .933 save percentage.

The Red Wings, meanwhile, get more beat up by the day. Mikael Samuelsson will not be returning to the lineup tonight, as had been hoped earlier in the week, and an as-yet-unnamed other forward is possibly out tonight as well. Gustav Nyquist has been called up from the Grand Rapids Griffins to fill in, with the injured Todd Bertuzzi going on IR to make room.

Jimmy Howard gets the start for the Wings.

Random stat: Detroit is 17-15-1 all time on February 15. They last played on February 15 in 2009, a 6-5 shootout loss to Colorado.

Game time is 7:30 on FSD.

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So what's the injured return look like? Who's out for how long?

Posted by DetroitRiver on 2/15/2013 at 7:56 PM

 

Think that means Bert is out at least ten days, retroactive to the last game he played. So not much longer but they don't think he's getting better right now. Lots of wait and see.


Missed the first but saw that Datsyuk was out via the NHLN ticker. Awesome.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/15/2013 at 8:18 PM

 

I guess the one good thing about this is that a lot of young guys are getting ice time.

Posted by DetroitRiver on 2/15/2013 at 8:24 PM

 

Proving they're ready. As I said on Twitter, I'd love to see Fil up on the top line and the Griffins line put together as the second line right now. No need to have Cleary and Abdelkader playing in the top six right now.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/15/2013 at 9:19 PM

 

Kronwall could have cut off that pass so easily. Really p*sses me off.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 2/15/2013 at 9:27 PM

 
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