Thanks to Gary's capped NHL, in tonight's game against the Phoenix puppy dogs the Wings will be dressing 17 skaters. Franzen is out, probably till Thursday, but the good news is that it was not a significant concussion (or even any?).
When will Abby be back? Khan says probably next game as well (Thursday). But Abby thinks possibly tonight.
"I feel pretty good,'' Abdelkader said. "Maybe even take warm-ups. (His status) is still up in the air. Coach said no, so I don't know.''
That sign of relief you hear is Otto after hearing that the Wings will be starting Howard in net tonight. Here are the rest of the lines:
In Bertuzzi we trust. Go Wings!