Sheahan (illness) will return to the Red Wings' lineup Thursday against Florida. Sheahan will slot back into the lineup as a bottom-six forward against the Panthers. The former first-round pick has tallied 13 points (seven goals, six assists) in 49 games this season.
Sheahan will not play in Wednesday's game due to illness, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Sheahan must have caught something awful, as he's been struggling with this illness for more than a week. He should only miss this one game, but it's worth monitoring as the Red Wings play again Thursday. Sheahan has 13 points and a minus-14 in 49 games this season.
Sheahan (illness) returned to practice Tuesday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. Only six teams are off Tuesday night, the first set of games after the All-Star break, and Detroit is one of them. Since Sheahan was able to practice and has one extra day to prepare for the next game, all signs point to Sheahan suiting up against the Lightning on Wednesday.
Sheahan missed practice Monday with an illness, and has been sick for the last 4-5 days. It's unclear exactly what illness threatens to sideline Sheahan through Tuesday's game, but more on his status for the contest should be known following another night's rest. If he's unable to go, Joakim Andersson would likely draw into the lineup in his place.
Sheahan potted the game-winning goal Sunday against the Ducks. It was a clutch third-period tally from Sheahan, who has been skating on the third line with Dylan Larkin. While he's only got 13 points (seven goals) in 42 games, he's been hot of late for a surging Red Wings squad, notching two goals and two assists in four straight wins. He's worth looking at in some deeper leagues while Detroit remains hot, but he's too inconsistent to be trusted in shallow formats, as he plays in the bottom-six and doesn't put many pucks on net.
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