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Game Day Updates: Red Wings at Jets

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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.

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

Jimmy Howard
Petr Mrazek

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?

Regarding the Almqvist vs Almquist confusion...

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:

Jets News:

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:

Daniel Alfredsson…he’s a turncoat and nobody likes a turncoat.

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

Al Montoya
Ondrej Pavelec

Let's Go Red Wings!!!