from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
Martin Frk is trying to reboot his status with the Detroit Red Wings.
He has been a spare part during October, and it’s taken a toll on his confidence. He was slotted to play in Tuesday’s game against the Columbus Blue Jackets, but that was because both Frans Nielsen and Andreas Athanasiou were injured. Frk had only played twice through the first 11 games.
“It’s hard,” he said after the morning skate at Nationwide Arena. “I’m thinking too much. It’s a spot you don’t want to be in. I’m just trying to work hard in practice, off ice. That’s all I can really do. I just have to stay with it and hopefully I can do better every game. But it’s hard right now for me, I feel it, I know it. Pretty much everyone knows it here.”