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Wings vs Coyotes Game Day Updates

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Who's in, who's out, who's up, who's down, and who's playing with who.

Christian Petersen
The Dirt

Drew Miller left the ice during the first period Saturday with a broken hand and will be out 4-8 weeks (the rest of the season). Miller is a UFA at the end of this season, and with a plethora of forwards already on the roster, plus Tatar, Nyquist and Andersson being ready for full time NHL duties, and Sheahan and Ferraro getting closer, Helm (hopefully) coming back full force next season, there doesn't seem to be a place for Miller anymore. I like Miller, but I think we've seen the last of him on the team, and it was a pretty crappy way to go.

Eaves will be in for Miller, other than that the forwards will be the same at Saturday.

Neither Helm nor Bert were at morning skate today.

Samuelsson was skating this morning, but still no indication he'll (ever) play.

I'm sure I shouldn't laugh at this, but the phrasing left so much to the imagination. Was he kidnapped (ha!) did he run away in the night (more likely), or is he out plotting how he can take teammates out so he can get back in the lineup (most likely). I'm kidding of course... I think. White is going to be a healthy scratch again tonight so maybe he's out pouting, or didn't feel like showing up, or had something come up. Who knows.

Bertuzzi had been hoping to make his comeback tonight, but he didn't skate this morning and isn't ready to play yet. Maybe Wednesday? I'm crossing all my fingers and toes.

Fun Facts

Red Wings man games lost to injury: 231 Coyotes: 110 Red Wings continue to kick arse in this competition. I really wish they weren't trying so hard.


8 Game Segment Breakdown
Games 1-8 Games 9-16 Games 17-24 Games 25-32 Games 33-40 Games 41-44
Overall Record 4-3-1 3-3-2 5-2-1 4-3-1 3-4-1 1-1-2
Home Record 3-1-0 2-2-1 4-1-1 0-1-1 1-2-1 0-0-0
Road Record 1-2-1 1-1-1 1-1-0 4-2-0 2-2-0 1-1-2
Points 9 8 11 9 7 4
Goals For 22 21 23 21 14 8
Goals Against 24 24 12 21 23 8
Power Play 5-45 (11.1%) 5-29 (17.2%) 4-20 (20%) 7-32 (21.9%) 7-27 (25.9%) 1-15 (6.7%)
Penalty Kill 27-38 (71.0%) 27-32 (84.4%) 15-18 (83.3%) 26-31 (83.9%) 16-19 (84.2%) 9-10 (90.0%)
Avg GF/Game 2.8 2.6 2.9 2.6 1.8 2.0
Avg. GA/Game 3.0 3.0 1.5 2.6 2.9 2.0
Avg. SOG/Game 30.6 27.8 30.8 28.4 30.0 33.3
Avg. SOG Against/Game 29.2
29.0 28.1 27.6 29.0 20.3

Lineup

Forwards

Justin Abdelkader

Pavel Datsyuk

Johan Franzen

Valtteri Filppula

Henrik Zetterberg

Daniel Cleary

Gustav Nyquist

Joakim Andersson

Damien Brunner

Patrick Eaves

Cory Emmerton

Jordin Tootoo

Defense

Niklas Kronwall

Jonathan Ericsson

Kyle Quincey

Brendan Smith

Jakub Kindl

Danny DeKeyser

Goalies

Jimmy Howard

Jonas Gustavsson

Healthy Scratches

Carlo Colaiacovo

Brian Lashoff

Ian White

Injured

Todd Bertuzzi (Back)

Darren Helm (Back)

Drew Miller (Broken Right Hand)

Mikael Samuelsson (Torn Pectoral Muscle)