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Roster Report

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PLAYER NOTES

--C Henrik Zetterberg is heating up at the right time. After struggling to score the first half of the season, Zetterberg has become the team's go-to guy. He has 20 points (seven goals, 13 assists) in his past 15 games. He is holding onto the puck longer, taking it strong to the net and making plays to set up teammates.

--RW Johan Franzen is skating better on a line with grinders Darren Helm and Drew Miller. Franzen, slumping of late, scored his second goal in four games and had several excellent chances, with a game-high seven shots against the Flyers.

--G Joey MacDonald had won seven consecutive starts before suffering a 3-2 loss to the Flyers. The only other start he lost this season was a 3-1 decision in Phoenix on Feb. 6. His other two losses were in relief. MacDonald continues to give the team a chance to win by making timely saves and not allowing many soft goals.

MEDICAL WATCH

--G Jimmy Howard (groin) is day-to-day.

--D Jakub Kindl (upper-body injury) is day-to-day.

--RW Todd Bertuzzi (groin) is day-to-day.

--D Nicklas Lidstrom (swollen ankle) is expected to return in early March.

--D Jonathan Ericsson suffered a fractured wrist on Feb. 25 and is out until late March.

--C Pavel Datsyuk had arthroscopic surgery on his right knee Feb. 21 and will be out until mid-March.

--RW Patrick Eaves (fractured jaw on Nov. 26) is out indefinitely with post-concussion symptoms.

GOALTENDERS

--Joey MacDonald

--Jordan Pearce

DEFENSE PAIRINGS

--Niklas Kronwall, Brad Stuart

--Kyle Quincey, Ian White

--Brendan Smith, Doug Janik

FIRST LINE

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

SECOND LINE

--LW Dan Cleary, C Justin Abdelkader, RW Jan Mursak

THIRD LINE

--LW Drew Miller C Darren Helm, RW Johan Franzen

FOURTH LINE

--RW Tomas Holmstrom, C Cory Emmerton, RW Chris Conner

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