12 of one, dozen of the other
Maltby was banged up in last night's win over Vancouver. The most noticable incident came four minutes into the second period when he blocked a shot by Alexander Edler and hobbled off the ice after completing his shift. My guess is that's why Maltby isn't on the ice today.
If you're still curious after that lengthy preamble, here are the lines they're working with this afternoon, prepping for Saturday's game against Chicago ...
With Holmstrom back, Cleary is back down on the third line, which in turn bumps Kopecky down to the fourth line.
Darren McCarty is still off the ice because of back spasms. Chris Chelios is in Grand Rapids on a weekend conditioning stint.