Abel to Yzerman

Abel to Yzerman

The Mantha Plan

02/12/2020 at 9:21am EST

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

Anthony Mantha already has a jump on his goals as the Detroit Red Wings play out the remainder of their lost season.

He faces his second game since a long injury layoff Thursday at New Jersey having pocketed two points in his comeback. Mantha is a key figure in the rebuild, a 6-foot-5, 235-pound winger with power forward capabilities. He spent seven weeks recovering from a punctured lung and other injuries after a pre-Christmas fracas, and is determined to maximize the remaining eight weeks of the season.

“Play great hockey for 20-something games,” Mantha said Tuesday at KeyBank Center. “For me, maybe a goal would be a point-a-game until the end of the season. That’s personal. But getting a couple wins together for next year and things like that would be great.”...

“He played a great game,” Dylan Larkin said. “He’s a big body for us. He moves his feet really well. For a guy that’s missed that much time, I don’t think I’ve ever seen anyone come back and look like they haven’t missed a beat. You could tell the past seven weeks when he’s been out, he’s done everything to give him a chance and be ready for his first game back.”

read on

Create an Account

In order to leave a comment, please create an account.

About Abel to Yzerman

Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977. No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y. Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation. There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature. Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that.

Most Recent Posts

Most Recent Comments

Comment by utahgentile in Kukla's Korner Hockey from the entry The Slumping Anthony Mantha - 2 minutes ago
Comment by TreKronor in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Videos- Wrapping Up A Win In Tampa - 10 minutes ago
Comment by a_k_l in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Videos- Wrapping Up A Win In Tampa - 55 minutes ago
Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Videos- Wrapping Up A Win In Tampa - 2 hours ago
Comment by Paul in Abel to Yzerman from the entry Videos- Wrapping Up A Win In Tampa - 2 hours ago