from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
Athanasiou has scored four goals in his past six games.
"I think he's done a good job from day one of training camp playing at a consistent level and being engaged in the game at a consistent level, and when he's engaged and skating and stopping on pucks and competing he's a really good player," coach Jeff Blashill said. "I think he's done a really good job of that through the course of the first part of the year and then obviously got hurt and that's the way life goes. I hope he can come back and play at that level."
more, after today's skate...
added 1:18pm, Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com with the game day notes below.