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[Game Thread] Wings vs. St. Louis (Sweden)

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The Detroit Red Wings open their 2009-10 regular season in Sweden this afternoon as part of the 2009 Compuware Premiere series against St. Louis. The puck is slated to drop at 3 p.m. EDT (9 p.m. in Sweden) and will be televised by Versus.

Goaltender Jimmy Howard had to fill in for Chris Osgood on Wednesday in their last preseason game due to Ozzie feeling under the weather. Assuming he is feeling better, Osgood will start in goal later today.

The one question with regards to today's lineup is whether Kirk Maltby or Patrick Eaves will earn a spot on the fourth line. Head coach Mike Babcock said that decision wouldn't come until Friday.

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