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Detroit's Preseason Games Begins Tomorrow Night

09/28/2021 at 3:48pm EDT

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

They completed the training camp portion of the exhibition season Tuesday with a sixth consecutive day of practices, and raced out of Centre Ice Arena back down Interstate 75 to Detroit.

Now, it's on to an eight-game exhibition season, beginning Wednesday in Chicago, and the next part of the process leading into the regular-season opener Oct. 14 against Tampa Bay.

Given the state of flux of the Wings' lineup, these eight games will be extremely interesting for a lot of players.

"They're valuable from an evaluation standpoint, for sure," coach Jeff Blashill said. "Whoever can grab jobs, grab jobs. It's as competitive here as it has been for a long time."

Nearly every NHL team has, essentially, two rosters during the exhibition season to play the onslaught of exhibition games, and to evaluate so many players.

Blashill was going to have a "Detroit" lineup and a "Grand Rapids", minor league-heavy lineup for these next two weeks.

"But I don't know who is on that Detroit team, yet," Blashill said. "I stayed with two split groups and we keep going. We'll see during the exhibition season to determine who is on the team."

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