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The Morning Skate Before Facing The Habs

In an earlier tweet, Khan said Howard in starter's net.

added 10:51am, Khan,

power play units:
Mantha-Nyquist (half walls), Athanasiou (bumper), Bertuzzi (net front), Hronek (point)
And
Nielsen-Cholowski (half walls), Larkin (bumper), Vanek (net front), Kronwall (point)
Rasmussen (lower body injury) not skating. Expected back this weekend.

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Max Bultman of The Athletic with a look at Zadina,

“Obviously he didn’t have the tournament that he would have liked to,” said Red Wings director of player development Shawn Horcoff, who was among the team’s brass in attendance at the tournament. “I think last year, having the success that he did, I think he thought he was going to go in there and it was just naturally going to happen again. But it’s not an easy tournament. It’s the best players in the world.

“But at the same time, it is a short-term tournament. We’re happy with where Z’s at. I think he’s come a long way since the start of the season in just the growth of his overall game. He’s like a lot of other high-scoring 18 year olds, when they turn pro: There’s other aspects of the game that they have to learn. The defensive side of it, the physical (side) — pro hockey, there’s so much to do with compete and winning one-on-one battles that you don’t even get exposed to until you actually turn pro. And that’s kind of what Z’s going through right now. But no, I’m not worried one bit. I still believe in him.”

more (paid)

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/08/19 at 12:30 PM ET

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Gregg Krupa tweet,

blashill said green could be back by the weekend.

dekeyser will talk to doctors tonight or tomorrow, and they will know more about his recovery.

rasmussen still feeling some pain.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/08/19 at 12:38 PM ET

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Cholowski-Witkowski

What did Cholowski do to earn this punishment?

Posted by CharDeeMacDennis on 01/08/19 at 12:41 PM ET

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But at the same time, it is a short-term tournament. We’re happy with where Z’s at

::cough::bullshit::cough::

Posted by Hootinani from the parade following Babs out of town on 01/08/19 at 12:59 PM ET

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Watch Zadina talk about his play at the WJC.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 01/08/19 at 01:50 PM ET

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Like the first PP unit, only problem is if they need an offensive zone face-off, would need to replace Bert with Glendenning and move Bert to second unit.

Posted by stateofmifan on 01/08/19 at 04:23 PM ET

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