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More Mid-Season Grades

01/02/2019 at 9:12am EST

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Here are the first-half grades, which are based on performance vs. expectations:

Justin Abdelkader: D

GP: 41 G: 5 A: 8 PT: 13

He has one goal and six assists the past 25 games despite playing mostly on a top-two line and a lot with Dylan Larkin. He leads the team in hits and his net-front presence has facilitated some goals, but also cost some goals due to interference, and he's not producing enough offense.

Frans Nielsen: B

GP: 37 G: 7 A: 17 PT: 24

He scored seven goals in 16 games in December after going a career-high 21 games without a goal at the start of the season. He has equaled last season's assist total. The NHL's all-time leader in shootout goals has made only 1-of-6 attempts this season.

the rest of the Wings....

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