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If you don't like bad news, you should probably stop reading this post now.

Chris McGrath

Well Fuuuuuuuuu. Gustav Nyquist has joined the injured list and will not play tonight because of a sore groin. Goose said his groin was sore during the last game, but he doesn't need any tests or scans and sitting out is just precautionary. Nyquist is listed as day to day, but groin injuries typically last 7-10 days... unless your name is Stephen Weiss.

The Wings are without 4 of their regular top 6 forwards, and 6 top 6 guys if you count Helm and Abby. At this point all the injuries (particularly the groin injuries) just seem like a cruel joke that can't possibly be real. it has to eventually end sometime, I just hope it's soon. The bright side of having so many injuries, is that we're getting a chance to see kids like Jurco and Sheahan, and they're getting experience that will benefit them in the near future.

Gird your loins, or you too may find yourself out of the lineup.

The Expected Wings Lineup


Tomas Jurco Pavel Datsyuk Daniel Alfredsson
Drew Miller Joakim Andersson Tomas Tatar
Daniel Cleary Luke Glendening Patrick Eaves
Todd Bertuzzi Riley Sheahan Mikael Samuelsson


Niklas Kronwall Jonathan Ericsson
Kyle Quincey Brendan Smith
Brian Lashoff Jakub Kindl


Jonas Gustavsson (starting)
Petr Mrazek

The #1 power play unit is ok:

Tomas Jurco - Pavel Datsyuk - Todd Bertuzzi

Niklas Kronwall - Daniel Alfredsson

The #2 power play unit will hopefully NOT love up to its name:

Tomas Tatar - Daniel Cleary - Patrick Eaves

Jakub Kindl - Mikael Samuelsson

Milestone Watch:

Daniel Alfredsson:1 assist to 700
Jonas Gustavsson:1 win to 50
Mikael Samuelsson: 3 assists to 200
Mike Babcock: 9 wins to 400 with DET


Duck 'em!

The Expected Ducks Lineup


Dustin Pancakes R Hard Penner Ryan that's not a bald spot that's my satellite dish receiver Getzlaf Corey got his ass handed to him by Datsyuk Perry
Matt who put all these e's in my name Beleskey Mathieu I couldn't just spell my name the easy way Perreault Teemu more like Teeboo Selanne
Andrew wheels just keep spinning Cogliano Saku more like sock me Koivu Jakob *fart noise* Silfverberg
Daniel more like loseik Winnik Nick bony nose Bonino Kyle the eyebrows Palmieri


Cam I smell Fowler Ben can't get no Lovejoy
Hampus clearly Swedish Lindholm Francois you better say that with a fancy French accent Beauchemin
Bryan not Tim Allen Sami I look like I'm 15 years old Vatanen


Jonas it's a place called vertigo Hiller (starting)
Frederik no I'm not Swedish Andersen