Namestnikov recorded an assist and two shots on goal in Friday's 3-1 loss to the Capitals.

Namestnikov had the secondary helper on Pius Suter's second-period tally. The 29-year-old Namestnikov finished December with five points and 12 shots in nine contests. The Russian has settled into a middle-six role with the Red Wings this year, collecting 17 points, 42 shots, a plus-2 rating and 14 PIM through 32 contests. He's matched his point output from 53 contests last year.

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