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Wings Need Even More Offense With Mantha Out

11/26/2019 at 4:11pm EST

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

The Wings rank last in the NHL in offense with an average of 2.27 goals per game. They rank 29th with 59 goals scored in 26 games. Based on practice, Robby Fabbri will slot into Mantha’s spot with Dylan Larkin and Tyler Bertuzzi. Filip Zadina is another option, but Blashill sounded cautious about putting Zadina in that spot so soon. The Wings’ sixth overall pick from 2018 made his season debut Sunday.

“Fabs is a good player,” Blashill said. “He looked like he could be a good fit on the line if they can get some chemistry going. We’ll see if he stays there.

“Zadina, I didn’t want to give him that right off the bat. That puts a whole bunch of pressure on him right away. We’ll see as we move along.”

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Below, watch Athanasiou and Fabbri after today's practice.

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