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Roster Report

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PLAYER NOTES

--D Nicklas Lidstrom played in his 1,550th game, moving past Alex Delvecchio into second place on the Wings' all-time list. He trails Gordie Howe (1,687). Lidstrom has appeared in more games than any player in NHL history who has played for only one club.

--RW Johan Franzen has a knack for scoring big goals. He snapped a 3-3 tie 52 seconds into the third period with his team-leading 22nd goal on Sunday. It was his league-leading 10th game-winning goal. Franzen had one of his better games, playing physical and skating hard to the net.

--C Henrik Zetterberg has struggled offensively most of the season, but got some much-needed relief with a three-point game (goal, two assists). His goal tied the game at 3-3 at 18:21 of the third, just 2:02 after the Flyers had taken the lead. Zetterberg then set up Johan Franzen's winning goal with a nice pass to Nicklas Lidstrom, who redirected the puck to Franzen.

MEDICAL WATCH

--RW Dan Cleary is out until mid-February with a sore knee.

--G Jimmy Howard is out until mid-February with a broken finger.

--RW Patrick Eaves (fractured jaw on Nov. 26) is out indefinitely.

GOALTENDERS

--Joey MacDonald

--Ty Conklin

DEFENSE PAIRINGS

--Nicklas Lidstrom, Ian White

--Niklas Kronwall, Brad Stuart

--Jonathan Ericsson, Jakub Kindl

FIRST LINE

--LW Johan Franzen, C Pavel Datsyuk, RW Todd Bertuzzi

SECOND LINE

--LW Valtteri Filppula, C Henrik Zetterberg, RW Jiri Hudler

THIRD LINE

--LW Drew Miller, C Darren Helm, RW Justin Abdelkader

FOURTH LINE

--RW Tomas Holmstrom, C Cory Emmerton, RW Jan Mursak

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