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After seven-game absence, Jurco back for Detroit vs. Habs

Mar 27, 2014, 6:09 PM EDT

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Shelved for two weeks with a rib injury, Tomas Jurco will return to the Detroit lineup tonight for a huge tilt against Montreal.

Jurco, 21, has been a fairly productive player for the Wings since making his NHL debut in mid-December. The 35th overall pick at the 2011 NHL Entry Draft has five goals and 10 points in 26 games, and was averaging over 13 minutes per night prior to getting hurt.

It looks as though Jurco will slot into a top-six forward spot, playing with David Legwand and Johan Franzen. That bumps Daniel Alfredsson down to the third line, with Darren Helm and Joakim Andersson.



  1. muckleflugga - Mar 27, 2014 at 6:32 PM

    lethal third line

  2. bozgood - Mar 27, 2014 at 9:21 PM

    I know its a bang bang play, but Montreal’s 4th was offside. Ridiculous. I wasn’t before but as each game comes and goes I think I’m in favor of replay on all scoring plays just like the NFL.

    • mshantz22 - Mar 27, 2014 at 9:40 PM

      Not to mention the blatant interference on kronwall right before montreal’s 3rd goal.

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