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Morning Skate Update

Tuesday, 02.19.2013 / 5:00 PM ET
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Pavel Datsyuk gets loose for tonight at the team’s morning skate in Nashville.
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


 
Tootoo
"They know what kind of player I am. I'm not going to change a thing. I'm playing for my livelihood and for the guys in the dressing room. They know that I bring it every night.”
- Jordin Tootoo

"(Tootoo) has been excellent for us…he knows how to play…he’s a competitive guy. He seems to be enjoying himself and we’re enjoying having him.”
- Mike Babcock

 
Babcock
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Tootoo
"I go out there and play as hard as I can night in and night out, and I think that's what the fans like to see. It's part of my DNA.”
- Jordin Tootoo

“Everybody's got to battle for a spot. Sometimes the chance comes early, sometimes you’ve got to wait a little bit and work hard to get the chance. I think it was worth it for me. I didn't get it last year but this year I'm getting lots of chances, try to prove I belong here.”
– Tomas Tatar

 
Tatar

 
Babcock

"(Tatar) just generates offense. He’s on the puck…. he makes those little plays and he’s quicker than I thought he was. He’s been good.”
- Mike Babcock


Johan Franzen said he’s been skating pretty good the past two days, and he hopes to play on Thursday.  
Franzen

 
Smith

Brendan Smith also had a positive update for Wings fans.


"I feel great. I’m not ready yet, (but) it gets better every day. It's hard to speculate (on my return) because I haven't done much contact. That's the biggest issue with anything.”
- Brendan Smith

 
Smith

 
Kindl

Jakub Kindl will be in the lineup tonight.


Kent Huskins is expected to be a healthy scratch.

 
Huskins

 
Samuelsson

Mikael Samuelsson suffered an upper-body injury during practice, and may miss tonight’s game.


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AWAY
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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 52 39 9 4 171 117 82
2 FLA 54 32 16 6 150 122 70
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 NYI 52 28 18 6 145 129 62
5 TBL 53 29 20 4 140 127 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 BOS 53 28 19 6 153 146 62
8 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
9 NJD 55 27 21 7 122 123 61
10 MTL 55 27 24 4 147 145 58
11 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 52 23 20 9 122 137 55
14 BUF 54 21 27 6 124 146 48
15 CBJ 55 21 28 6 137 170 48
16 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89