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Roose: Patrick Eaves likely to return to Red Wings’ lineup on/around October 26th

Normally I'd leave this in the game-day post, but DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose offered a very significant update regarding Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves' status via Twitter, and given the Wings' cap situation, this is worth its own entry:

Update: MLive's Ansar Khan reports that Jonas Gustavsson's getting better, too:

Gustavsson, who pulled his groin in his lone preseason appearance on Sept. 21, has been practicing as the third goalie for the past several days, pushing himself 100 percent, he said, without any pain

“I’ve been feeling good the last 5-6 days, so progress has been great; it’s just a matter of days before I’m in the lineup,’’ Gustavsson said. “I feel like I’m going 100 percent. It’s just a matter of getting your timing back. It’s just a matter of getting a few practices in before I’m ready to go.’’

Once Gustavsson, who is on short-term injured reserve, is cleared, Petr Mrazek can be reassigned to the Grand Rapids Griffins. Mrazek has not appeared in any games.

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How is that going to work? By then, both Tootoo and Gustavsson will almost certainly be back.

Z-Pav-Abby
Mule-Weiss-Alfie
Cleary-Andy-Bert (uh, what a slow, sh.it third line babcock)
Miller-Emmerton-Sammy

That leaves Tatar, Eaves, Tootoo, with Helm following not long thereafter. So, what gives?

And might I add how displeased I still am with the Cleary signing and the third line (if you couldn’t tell already). It’s absolutely MIND-BOGGLING that the 3rd line, through 3 games, is already minus 8 yet Babcock still leaves Tatar in the press box. WOW is that dude stubborn.

Posted by ZandPasha11 on 10/10/13 at 11:36 AM ET

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It’d only work with a trade or a conditioning stint.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 10/10/13 at 11:39 AM ET

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