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Filip Zadina Showing Progress

03/06/2019 at 4:26pm EST

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

At this point in the schedule, the final result of the Red Wings’ game doesn’t matter much to most fans.

Tuesday’s 4-3 overtime loss in Colorado was disappointing — a gut-punch, actually, the way it occurred. But, ultimately, it was another loss.

But the development of certain players is what intrigues Wings’ fans, specifically Filip Zadina.

In a season that can’t end soon enough for most fans, Zadina’s development is a huge bright spot....

Zadina, 19, has seen his ice time increase steadily in these four games.

He’s gone from 10 minutes 38 seconds to 14:09 to 15:30 to 18:16 Tuesday in Denver, adding a career-high five shots against the Avalanche, tying for his career-high 21 shifts, and a plus-1, the first game he’s been plus in the plus-minus category.

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