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Defenseman Xavier Ouellet deals with unexpected return to Grand Rapids 'as a challenge' | MLive.com
While he seems a little frustrated by being sent down, he appears to understand why Marchenko was called up. Don't worry Xavier, you will be back up soon.

Marchenko fits right in with Wings | The Detroit News
If Marchenko proves that he can be a Red Wing, that is great news. Whether we keep him or trade him, having him contribute something to our team is all I am asking for from him.

NHL News

David Backes ejected after boarding, bloodying Karl Alzner | ProHockeyTalk
I would assume that Backes would be suspended a couple of games for this hit. The only thing going in his favor is that he does not appear to be targeting Alzner's head.

Alex Ovechkin’s 30th goal puts him in the greatest of company | The Hockey News
Ovechkin has now scored at least 30 goals in his first ten seasons in the NHL. Only Wayne Gretzky, Jari Kurri, Mike Gartner, and Mike Bossy have equaled that feat.

Coyotes snap Canadiens' five-game winning streak - Sportsnet.ca
The Canadiens finally lost.

Henrik Lundqvist takes shot to throat, keeps making huge saves anyway - SBNation.com
I know that I would not have been able to continue playing after taking a puck to the throat.

Evgeni Nabokov waived by Lightning; end of the road? | Puck Daddy
Remember when the Wings were interested in Nabokov?

Hutton picks up second career shutout as Predators drop Penguins | TSN
The Predators continue to win, even without the injured Pekka Rinne.

Fargo Zamboni driver arrested on suspicion of DUI - CBSSports.com
While driving a Zamboni...

Oilers player's stick gets caught in a referee's visor - SBNation.com
Does that count as high-sticking?

Let's Go Red Wings!