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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Saturday, October 25, 2008

Lilja back in lineup, McCarty to debut

Andreas Lilja said that he'll be in the lineup tonight against Chicago. Lilja missed two games after having an appendectomy. It's likely that Derek Meech will be a healthy scratch to make room for Lilja.

Darren McCarty said that he'll be in the lineup for his first game of the season after starting on injured reserve with a groin strain. If McCarty plays, I don't know which forward will be scratched. It was an optional skate this morning with 10 players and neither Mike Babcock or his two assistants.

Possible lines for tonight without the team showing its hand in practice ...

Holmstrom-Datsyuk-Hossa
Franzen-Zetterberg-Samuelsson
Hudler-Filppula-Cleary
Kopecky-Draper-McCarty

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Lebda-Lilja

Conklin (starts)
Osgood

2 Comments:

Blogger edicius said...

Just curious why Malts is your prediction to sit tonight, Bruce. I would think Kopecky would be a more likely scratch.

October 25, 2008 at 2:04 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wanted your opinion on Conklin. Do you think he will replace Osgood as a starter if he continues to play good. I have Osgood in my fantasy draft.

October 25, 2008 at 4:49 PM 

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