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Morning Skate Update

Sunday, 02.17.2013 / 3:30 PM ET
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Asst. Coach Tom Renney ran a light practice this morning at Xcel before tonight's game vs. Minnesota.
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


 
Datsyuk
Pavel Datsyuk said he is a game-time decision and that he “feels better every day.”

"We need everybody to make a contribution. Our last game, Emmerton’s line and Andersson’s line were outstanding, and that effort from your third and fourth lines should have won you the game.”
- Mike Babcock

 
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Samuelsson
Mikael Samuelsson will return to the lineup tonight.

“I’m ready to go… I wouldn’t be playing if I weren’t 100 percent…. I’m looking forward to coming back tonight.”
– Mikael Samuelsson

 
Samuelsson

 
Huskins

Kent Huskins will play tonight.


“It's great. Guys who've been in there have been doing a great job. Now it's my job to get back in and contribute.”
- Kent Huskins on being in tonight’s lineup
 
Huskins

 
Babcock

“I know what (Kent) is going to do: he gives me an extra penalty killer and takes some minutes away from Kronwall.”
- Mike Babcock


Jakub Kindl will be a healthy scratch.

 
Kindl

 
Babcock

“(Kindl) moves the puck real good, and yet was involved in too many plays going in the wrong direction. But he really moves the puck. We have to tighten up tonight.”
- Mike Babcock


Darren Helm said all tests on his back have come back negative.

 
Helm

 
Helm

"Seen a couple of doctors. They believe it will get better. It's just a matter of time. They don't really know when. They said it's going to be good. I just have to stay happy and be positive about that.”
- Darren Helm


"I have been feeling better the last few days, looking at next week maybe doing some more physical activity and see where that takes us. Just wait and see is all they can do.”
- Darren Helm

 
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 53 40 9 4 175 120 84
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 54 31 18 5 153 135 67
4 NYI 53 29 18 6 150 131 64
5 DET 54 28 18 8 136 132 64
6 BOS 54 29 19 6 159 148 64
7 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
8 PIT 53 27 19 7 138 135 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 PHI 53 24 20 9 127 138 57
12 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
13 OTT 56 25 25 6 157 173 56
14 CBJ 56 22 28 6 140 173 50
15 BUF 55 21 28 6 125 151 48
16 TOR 53 19 25 9 122 149 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 53 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 54 10 27 4 37
T. Tatar 53 16 17 0 33
G. Nyquist 54 14 16 0 30
P. Datsyuk 39 8 21 13 29
J. Abdelkader 54 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 40 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 50 7 8 13 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 4 .934 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89