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by IwoCPO on 09/09/07 at 11:40 PM ET
Great stuff from Bruce MacLeod tonite on Wing prospective blue liner, Jakub Kindl.
“About a week before we did send him to juniors, we said that we were going to send him out,” said Detroit assistant general manager Jim Nill. “Then we played him a (preseason) game and he played very well. We said that we’d give him one more and then let him go back to juniors and he played better. He wound up playing about five games.”
With seven NHL-experienced defenseman on the team at training camp last fall, there was little chance that Kindl would wind up in Detroit.
Different circumstances will keep Kindl down in GR this year, or at least prompt the Wings to start him there. A stacked blue line, plus zero flexibility with Derek Meech spell a season with the Griffs for the young Czech.
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