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Maltby leads Team Lindsay in win

Sunday, 09.19.2010 / 5:55 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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Maltby leads Team Lindsay in win
TRAVERSE CITY, Mich. – Though his situation isn’t the greatest, it didn’t prevent Kirk Maltby from contributing to Team Lindsay’s 3-1 scrimmage victory over Team Howe Sunday afternoon.

Maltby broke a scoreless tie when he wristed a low shot between Jimmy Howard’s legs in the second period. Justin Abdelkader and Drew Miller assisted on the goal.

“We didn’t have the best first period as a team, really,” Maltby said. “We came out and played a lot better. We had a good entry, and Abby got it to me in front and I just tried to get a quick release and Millsy was in front screening, so I think it went five-hole and caught Howie off guard.”

Entering his 17th season – 14th with the Red Wings – Maltby will be hard pressed to land a spot on the organization’s NHL roster. This month, he signed a two-way contract with the club, and likely will begin the season with the team’s AHL affiliate in Grand Rapids.

“He’s just in a situation,” Babcock said of Maltby. “He’s going out there and getting himself ready and battling, and he’s in a situation with his contract that he’s got to win a job, obviously.

“They want to play here, they have to perform. So for him – and I thought (Drew) Miller was real competitive today – it’s important that these guys have to play for their ice-time.”

Last season, Maltby was hampered by a lingering shoulder injury, which eventually required season-ending surgery in February. The shoulder hasn’t been a problem in training camp, Maltby said.

“Right now I don’t have any issues,” he said. “I tried to throw a couple little checks, and what-not. No issues, so I’m happy about that.”

Maltby was also happy about his goal that gave Team Lindsay a 1-0 lead.

“It’s always nice to score, whether it’s in training camp in these games, exhibitions, or the real thing,” he said. “You always want to play well, regardless of your situation. I’m not going to surprise them with anything. I think from a confidence side of it, it’s nice to not just contribute, but it gives you momentum.”


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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 54 40 10 4 178 124 84
2 FLA 56 32 18 6 153 132 70
3 NYR 55 31 18 6 157 140 68
4 BOS 55 30 19 6 163 150 66
5 DET 55 28 18 9 138 134 65
6 TBL 54 30 20 4 144 130 64
7 NYI 54 29 19 6 153 137 64
8 PIT 54 28 19 7 139 136 63
9 NJD 56 28 21 7 124 124 63
10 CAR 56 25 21 10 137 146 60
11 PHI 54 24 20 10 128 140 58
12 MTL 56 27 25 4 151 151 58
13 OTT 57 25 26 6 159 177 56
14 CBJ 57 23 28 6 144 175 52
15 BUF 56 22 28 6 131 155 50
16 TOR 54 20 25 9 127 151 49

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 54 18 20 25 38
H. Zetterberg 55 10 28 5 38
T. Tatar 54 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 55 14 16 -1 30
P. Datsyuk 40 9 21 14 30
J. Abdelkader 55 14 15 -2 29
M. Green 47 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 41 5 11 6 16
D. DeKeyser 51 7 8 12 15
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 21 10 5 .933 1.94
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89