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Filip Zadina On Playing With The Top Line

02/10/2022 at 7:44pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

For Zadina, getting a chance to play on Larkin's line Wednesday in the 6-3 victory in Philadelphia was something Zadina enjoyed and is hopeful will be a steady thing.

"It felt pretty good," said Zadina, who didn't get on the scoresheet but had four shots and didn't look out of place in just under 14 minutes of ice time. "I haven't played with them for a long time. I had the chance recently and it felt good, special, to play with them and the hockey felt pretty easy."

Coach Jeff Blashill felt Zadina contributed to the line, gave it another element, and will keep playing with Larkin and Raymond for, at least, another game.

"He was an added piece to the line, he wasn’t just on the line," Blashill said.

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