Tyler Bertuzzi is out 4-6 weeks with an upper body injury
— Carley Johnston (@carleykjohnston) October 17, 2022
Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde says Tyler Bertuzzi (upper body) is out 4-6 weeks.
— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) October 17, 2022
So the question here with Bertuzzi likely hitting IR is who gets the first callup. If Zadina is solid do they fill for depth in the bottom six with Givani Smith or do they call up Jonatan Berggren with the expectation he’s going to log some minutes?
Jonathan Quick is the first goaltender off, so we’ll presume him in net tonight for his third start of the season.
— Zach Dooley (@DooleyLAK) October 17, 2022
Red Wings Lineup
Domink Kubalik – Dylan Larkin – Lucas Raymond
Filip Zadina – Andrew Copp – David Perron
Elmer Soderblom – Michael Rasmussen – Oskar Sundqvist
Pius Suter – Joe Veleno – Adam Erne
Ben Chiarot – Moritz Seider
Olli Maatta – Filip Hronek
Robert Hagg – Gustav Lindstrom
Kevin Fiala – Anze Kopitar – Adrian Kempe
Trevor Moore – Phillip Danault – Viktor Arvidsson
Alex Iafallo – Quinton Byfield – Gabriel Vilardi
Brendan Lemieux – Blake Lizotte – Arthur Kaliyev
Mikey Anderson – Drew Doughty
Sean Durzi – Matt Roy
Alexander Edler – Brandt Clarke
Three Keys to the Game
Don’t Chase the Game: LA isn’t looking like they’re going to make a lot of noise in the Pacific Division this season, but they’ve got some kids who have outstanding skills that have to be taken seriously. Managing the puck and letting it do the work of getting around those kids will be a key.
Respect your Elders: Anze Kopitar and Drew Doughty are over the hill, but they’re not dust yet. I’d force Doughty to keep showing he has a defensive step, but I’d just as soon keep the puck away from Kopitar. On the other side, I had no idea Alex Edler hadn’t retired and I think the wings should key on him hard.
Shots on Net: Jonathan Quick made a name for himself for acrobatics. He’s also a guy who gives up ridiculous rebounds. Make him do that.