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Notes Before Tonight's Game Against Ottawa

12/14/2018 at 3:55pm EST

from Arthur J. Regner of the Wings' website,

"Mike Green is out, I'm going to use the timetable 3-5 weeks. I think all those are always flexible. But right now, we're looking at 3-5 weeks for Mike Green," Blashill said. "We'll call Filip Hronek up. We're going to end up sending Brian Lashoff down, so that Lash can play.

"The reason we're making that switch is Fil's skill set obviously, is much more similar to Mike Green in terms of a skater, puck mover, potential power-play guy, although (Niklas) Kronwall will spend some time on the power play in Green's spot as well. So, we're going to make that switch. Johnny (Jonathan Ericsson) looks like he's going to play. And then Wade Megan is still out."...

Detroit and Ottawa were not expected to be in the playoff hunt this season since both clubs are in a rebuilding phase.

However, the Wings and Sens have exceeded expectations and each team is within reasonable striking distance of the second wild-card spot in the Eastern Conference. Detroit, 14-14-4, has 32 points, while Ottawa, 13-15-4, has 30 points.

The Wings trail Montreal by five points for the final wild-card playoff berth and the Senators are seven points behind the Canadiens. All three teams have played 32 games....

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