from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
In a way it was a promotion. But it's still a bleak picture for Frans Nielsen.
The Red Wings veteran forward was rotating onto a spot on the fourth line by the end of this week, not certain of an Opening Night lineup spot — but at least there was a chance.
It was an improvement over when training camp began last week, when Nielsen appeared outside the lineup entirely, given how the teams and lines were initially set.
Nielsen is coming off a poor season. He knew improvement needed to be shown heading into this season.
Coach Jeff Blashill has consistently been positive discussing the way Nielsen has gone about business this week.
from Mark Falkner of the Detroit News,