from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,
Filip Zadina was in the lineup Sunday, playing his 10th game of the season for the Red Wings.
That was significant in one sense.
By playing a 10th game, that put the first year of Zadina’s three-year, entry-level contract into effect.
Coach Jeff Blashill had said previously that the contract situation wouldn’t factor into the Wings’ decision on what to do with Zadina as much as what is best for Zadina’s development.
And that continued to be Blashill’s way of thinking Sunday.
“That wasn’t ever going to be the overriding factor, or anything like that,” Blashill said. “The biggest thing is where is best for his development.”