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Martin Frk Returns To The Lineup

11/26/2018 at 1:24pm EST

from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,

During Monday's morning skate at Little Caesars Arena, Frk was back on the fourth line and on a power-play unit.

"It's hard. I guess harder than people think," Frk admitted. "I got to stay positive. I don't want to be negative. I don't want to show anyone, or especially the teammates I'm mad or frustrated. Everyone wants to play, I get that. It doesn't go the way I want it to go, it's a struggle for me, especially when you are in and out of the lineup. That doesn't help you as much, too. I don't want to cry about it. It's their decision and I respect it. I just try to prepare for every game, if I'm playing, if I'm not playing.

"Just got to keep focus, working and hopefully it will turn around and you earn a spot. If you keep doing well maybe you can get moved out from the fourth line to good line and then you start playing way more. I guess it's about luck, too, when you get some chances you score and it feels better for you. It's definitely a hard time but there's a lot of guys in the same spot. Just got to stay with it and keep working."

The Wings have talked about trying to get more production out of their power play, which has slipped to a tie for 16th in the league at 20 percent.

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added 3:11pm, Bertuzzi, Cholowski, Nyquist and Blashill speak after today's skate.

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