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Wings notes: Kindl returns, Lidstrom game-time decision, Ericsson back Monday

Mar 24, 2012, 1:34 PM EDT

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Things are getting better for the Detroit Red Wings, and quickly at that.

Carlos Monarrez of the Detroit Free Press reports that a trio of defensemen are getting healthy and two of them could suit up for tonight’s game against Carolina. Jakub Kindl will definitely be back in tonight’s lineup while captain Nicklas Lidstrom will be a game-time decision. Jonathan Ericsson is looking like he’ll be back for Detroit on Monday night.

If Lidstrom can’t go tonight, rookie Brendan Smith will get the start instead. Kindl’s return made it possible for Detroit to send Doug Janik back to the AHL. Detroit has been without Lidstrom and Ericsson since February 25 while Kindl has been gone since March 4.

Ty Conklin will get the start in tonight’s game. He’s coming off a stellar, but losing, effort against the Rangers on Wednesday.

  1. hockinj25 - Mar 24, 2012 at 4:32 PM

    It’s about frickin time, although I would rather see Smith playing instead of Kindl.

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