Franzen was hurt somehow in the end of the game last night, and it's still unclear if he'll play tonight. There's no word on what the "injury" is, but he was at the Joe to receive "treatment" and get checked out this morning. If he can't play tonight, Bertuzzi will be in the lineup, if Mule does play, then Bert will sit out and there will be no lineup changes. Franzen says he's confident he'll play tonight, but it will still be a game time decision so we won't know for sure until after pre-game warmups/start of the game if he or Bertuzzi will be in tonight.
"Just got a little rest, no need to play those last minutes (Wednesday),'' Franzen said. "I thought I'd get off (the ice). So that's it.''-Franzen
I'll be disappointed if Bertuzzi doesn't play, but maybe he still has some hesitation because of something with his body we don't know about, or perhaps Babcock doesn't want to mess with the lines that have been doing so well. The original plan was to put Bertuzzi on the third or fourth line for now, but those lines have been playing so well lately, that I don't want them broken up either.
The only update on Darren Helm is that there is no update on Darren Helm.
Pekka Rinne will NOT be starting tonight, so the Wings will face Chris Mason and have the opportunity to make him look impenetrable... I kid, I kid. Please don't do that, Wings... again...ever... I believe in you.
Joonas Raask (Tuuka's brother) was called up from the AHL Milwaukee Admirals today and Filip Foresberg and was send down to the Admirals in his place.
Patric Hornqvist will miss Nashville's last two games with an upper body injury.
Filppula - 1 goal to 100
Quincey - 2 points to 100
Todd Bertuzzi (Probably)
Darren Helm (Back)
Drew Miller (Broken Right Hand)
Bonus: Updated 8 Game Segment statistics
|Games 1-8||Games 9-16||Games 17-24||Games 25-32||Games 33-40||Games 41-48|
|Power Play||5-45 (11.1%)||5-29 (17.2%)||4-20 (20%)||7-32 (21.9%)||7-27 (25.9%)||4-20 (20%)|
|Penalty Kill||27-38 (71.0%)||27-32 (84.4%)||15-18 (83.3%)||26-31 (83.9%)||16-19 (84.2%)||13-14 (92.9%)|
|Avg. SOG Against/Game||29.2||29.0||28.1||27.6||29.0||23.0|