from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,
One was described as a complete package, a combination of size, strength and skill. The other was extolled for his offensive instincts and fluid skating.
When the Detroit Red Wings begin training camp later this month to prepare for the 2021 season — a 56-game schedule expected to start Jan. 13 — there will be a handful of new faces thanks to some savvy signings by general manager Steve Yzerman.
There will also be young faces eager to establish that they belong in the lineup.
Among the latter group, two stand out: Forward Evgeny Svechnikov and defenseman Dennis Cholowski.
They are former first-round picks — Svechnikov went 19th overall in the 2015 draft and Cholowski, 20th in 2016. So far, neither has helped the rebuild. With rosters expected to expand from 21 to 23, plus the likelihood that teams will be allowed to carry a four-to-six team taxi squad, there’s a good chance both players will be in Detroit this season.
But the bigger question is whether they will be in the lineup.
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