The Red Wings officially put Brendan Smith on short term IR this morning. Short term IR requires that a player miss a minimum of 7 days and Smith has been projected to miss 1-2 weeks, so that fits pretty well.
Brendan Smith on being out (shoulder): "It might be blessing in disguise. I get to watch games, pick up on stuff I need to get better at."— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) November 4, 2013
Jordin Tootoo will play tonight in place of Samuelsson (returned to the Sammy Shithouse) and Eaves remains a healthy scratch (Damn it all).
Franzen will not play tonight and the Wings said they're giving him an extra couple days to recover... from whatever it is that he's recovering from.
The lines should look like this.
|Henrik Zetterberg||Pavel Datsyuk||Todd Bertuzzi|
|Daniel Cleary||Stephen Weiss||Daniel Alfredsson|
|Tomas Tatar||Joakim Andersson||Justin Abdelkader|
|Drew Miller||Darren Helm||Jordin Tootoo|
|Niklas Kronwall||Danny DeKeyser|
|Kyle Quincey||Jakub Kindl|
|Brian Lashoff||Adam Almqvist|
Almqvist practiced on the right point of the 2nd PP unit today with Kindl on the left. Cleary - Weiss - Tatar were the forwards.
Shorts? Really Babs? Ice rink.... in Canada....wearing shorts. Maybe he just likes to show off his legs?
Mike Babcock in shorts and a hoodie just climbed into stands to watch #nhljets morning skate— gary lawless (@garylawless) November 4, 2013
Regarding the Almqvist vs Almquist confusion...
Re: Adam - says passport says Almquist, so that's what he's using in North America. It's Almqvist in Sweden— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) November 4, 2013
It makes me kind of sad when players change the spelling of their names when they come to North America. It feels like they think they need to change it to "conform" or something. He'll always be Almqvist to me. If Henrik Lundqvist can keep his Swedish spelling, then why not Almqvist?
and in the awww department:
Tidbit on Adam Almqu/vist: He's a softer talker than Brad Stuart. Brian Lashoff said he's constantly told Adam to "use your outside voice"— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) November 4, 2013
Evander Kane missed practice yesterday and today and is a game time decision due to a "lower body". Honestly, the guy should just be happy he even HAS a lower body.
This little tidbit was posted on the Jet's blog today...
Player to boo mercilessly:
Wow, a turncoat? Really? Yeah, if any player deserves to hear the boo birds, it's that disgraceful player Alfredsson. I'm going to assume that what they meant was that the Wings are such a classy, respectable team, with such un-booable players (is that even a word?) that Alfredsson is the closes they could find. Whatever.
The projected Jets lines are will be:
|Andrew Ladd||Bryan Little||Devin Setoguchi|
|Evander Kane ?||Olli Jokinen||Blake Wheeler|
|Matt Halischuk||Mark Scheifele||Michael Frolik|
|Anthony Peluso||James Wright||Chris Thorburn|
|Tobias Enstrom||Zach Bogosian|
|Grant Clitsome||Dustin Byfuglien|
|Keaton Ellerby||Adam Pardy|