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Tonight's Line-up: Eaves debuts, Abdelkader returns

Hey folks, I'm sure some of you are wondering how the line-up might shake out with Johan Franzen out of the picture. Well it seems that for now at least Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk have been reunited on the top unit. Here's a quick look at the Red Wings line-up (thanks to Ansar Khan as usual)


The defensive pairings are the same as Chicago, with Meech in for Lebda. Osgood will be in net as expected. As you can see, there have been quite a few changes. I think Filppula with Leino and Cleary is an excellent second line and the Abdelkader line could find some unexpected chemistry. Also of note, is the debut of Patrick Eaves. Maltby will be a healthy scratch for Eaves to appear tonight.