Namestnikov scored a goal on two shots in Friday's 7-3 loss to the Avalanche.

Namestnikov got the Red Wings on the board in the final minute of the first period. The 29-year-old has bumped Filip Zadina from the second line in recent games. With nine goals, six assists and 36 shots on net in 28 contests, Namestnikov is providing solid offense, and he's also begun to earn power-play time in recent outings.

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