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Pre-Game Notes

02/01/2019 at 1:49pm EST

from Dana Wakiji and Arthur J. Regner of DetroitRedWings.com,

Except for a couple of games earlier in the season when he had a little injury, rookie defenseman Dennis Cholowski had played in every game until Jan. 20.

That was when Blashill put rookie Filip Hronek back in the lineup and Cholowski sat as a healthy scratch.

"I think you can learn a lot actually, sitting and watching a few games," Cholowski said. "That was basically what they wanted me to do. Played every game so far and haven't really had a chance to sit back and watch a few games and learn what I can do in different areas. Really just that. Recently some goals have been going in against me lately. Just being able to go up there and watch the guys and see what they do in certain situations, I think it was good for me."

Cholowski sat two games before the break and was able to see things from a different vantage point.

"Really just watching different situations, like where you have time, where you don't have as much time, why did a guy do this, why did a guy do that," he said. "Really just getting a bird's-eye view. You're up pretty high, you can see the whole ice, you can see every play develop before it happens. It was good for me to just go up there. Now that I'm back in, make sure they don't rest me again."

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