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Wings changes: Alfredsson, Ouellet in — Bertuzzi, Kindl out

Apr 26, 2014, 1:46 PM EDT

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The Detroit Red Wings are facing elimination in today’s Game 5 and they’re changing things up a bit.

Forward Daniel Alfredsson will be back in the Detroit lineup after missing the past two games with a back problem. Alfredsson will take Todd Bertuzzi‘s spot in the lineup.

Forwards aren’t the only change as Jakub Kindl will take a seat in favor of rookie Xavier Ouellet. Kindl has been paired up with Brian Lashoff on Detroit’s third defensive pairing and they struggled mightily in Game 4. With the Wings facing elimination on the road in Boston, coach Mike Babcock has to try something to help out the blue line.

Detroit already has their hands full with Jimmy Howard taking a seat due to the flu and Jonas Gustavsson getting the start. Gustavsson played admirably in Game 4 in place of Howard but still took the loss on Jarome Iginla‘s overtime goal. Howard will back up Gustavsson in Game 5.

  1. bleedrangerblue - Apr 26, 2014 at 2:06 PM

    Bye bye wings. Wish you would have won this series.

  2. cadlow - Apr 26, 2014 at 2:13 PM

    The wings are firing their last bullit.
    B’s in 5
    Bring on the habs.

  3. rushbacker - Apr 26, 2014 at 2:26 PM

    It’s such a disgrace to the NHL that that goon Bertuzzi is still around. Fitting that he plays for the Dead Wings.

    • buffbry - Apr 26, 2014 at 3:14 PM

      your a moron, hope you never follow hockey again. Stupidest comment ever!

    • mshantz22 - Apr 26, 2014 at 3:36 PM

      At least Bertuzzi doesn’t run goalies and nut-shot players behind the play like Lucic.

      • rushbacker - Apr 26, 2014 at 6:11 PM

        Lucic is a tool– what’s he got to do with Bertuzzi? And since when is a nut-shot worse than breaking three bones in someone’s neck?

    • paperkid96 - Apr 26, 2014 at 9:34 PM

      Rushbacker – ther are anti bertuzzi thread s from 10 years ago you can find somewhere. When you have an original thought feel free to post on a current topic.

  4. bleedrangerblue - Apr 26, 2014 at 3:56 PM

    Shantz said it I didn’t. Spot on !

  5. LampyB - Apr 26, 2014 at 4:12 PM

    After watching lucic antics rushbacker is like a child without a clue.

  6. bleedrangerblue - Apr 26, 2014 at 4:25 PM

    Lol

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