Kronwall to Return Tuesday, Lilja Inching Closer

Detroit defenseman Niklas Kronwall will return to the Red Wings' lineup on Tuesday as the Phoenix Coyotes visit Joe Louis Arena.

The team announced on Monday that Kronwall, who has been out since November 21 after a knee-on-knee hit from Montreal's Georges Laraque, will rejoin defense partner Brad Stuart on the second blueline pairing and will take his usual place on the point with the second power play unit.

Kronwall's return comes along with the news that defenseman Andreas Lilja hasn't experienced a headache in 13 days. Lilja, who hasn't played in a year with post-concussion symptoms, needs to go 14 days without a headache to be cleared to begin full-contact practices. He is hopeful that he could return to the lineup soon.

Tomas Holmstrom, out with a broken foot since early this month, is targeting this week for a return. Jason Williams hopes to return from his fractured fibula in early Feburary.

Johan Franzen, originally expected to be out until March, could return on the same West Coast road trip as Williams.

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Quick reminder, it's a Versus game tonight so we have a 7:00 start. I'll be catching the opening period on the radio it seems.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 5:56 PM

 

The radio guys liked the passing there. I'll have to see the replay.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 7:24 PM

 

How's that for being the best? These VS announcers annoy me (except when D-Mac is on!wink.png. They were ragging on our top line for not being 'the best'. Then Rafalski to Zata to Datsyuk. It was beautiful. Kronwall looks good too, already laying down the body.

Posted by rrasco on 1/26/2010 at 7:24 PM

 

Although the versus guys were picking on our top line, the truth is they are right, they need to step it up and start scoring more. Hopefully they will continue what they started this game and carry it on through the rest of the year. Kronwall looks real good for the first game back

Posted by fitch.1918 on 1/26/2010 at 8:02 PM

 

Keep giving them power plays...

Actually, Howard should have been able to cover the first chance. Then it was Howard's glove that deflected it in on the rebound.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:19 PM

 

And here's where it all falls apart.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:24 PM

 

Or not. Hot damn.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:25 PM

 

Well, sh*t, someone woke the Wings up.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:28 PM

 

People falling down all over the damned place. Howard came up huge.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 8:38 PM

 

Although the versus guys were picking on our top line, the truth is they are right, they need to step it up and start scoring more. Hopefully they will continue what they started this game and carry it on through the rest of the year. Kronwall looks real good for the first game back


I know this...I still don't like listening to them, almost as much as I hate listening to Pierre McGuirre, even when it's not a Wings game. It was just a good time for our top line to show what they are made of...they produced and that is what matters most.

Posted by rrasco on 1/26/2010 at 8:50 PM

 

Zata to the dressing room? God Mother f*cking Dammit.

Edit: He's back out there.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:06 PM

 

Nick!

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:17 PM

 

Okay, so they can score more than two goals in a game.

Put him in the shootout next time.

Posted by catmandu on 1/26/2010 at 9:18 PM

 

Wow, on replay I'm shocked that wasn't called back. Not that it should have been.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:20 PM

 

Nick with a pair, even if he only has one elsewhere.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:25 PM

 

Keep giving 'em power plays...

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:31 PM

 

Win a f*cking faceoff and this would be a bit easier.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:34 PM

 

Goddamn you f*cking bastards, you can't hold on to a two-goal lead?!

Posted by catmandu on 1/26/2010 at 9:36 PM

 

You've gotta be f*cking kidding me.

Posted by catmandu on 1/26/2010 at 9:42 PM

 

Jesus f*cking Christ, this team is afraid to win.

Posted by YzerFan19 on 1/26/2010 at 9:43 PM

 

well, thats officially 5 out of the last 6 we gave up two goal leads to f*cken lose. f*ck f*ck f*ck...after all that they give the yotes the two points..words cant express my despair right now

Posted by rrasco on 1/26/2010 at 9:45 PM

 

still get a point i guess all that matters. We are still in the hunt. Not looking like a powerhouse anymore.

Posted by RideTheRedWave on 1/26/2010 at 9:47 PM

 

yeah, but we are short another 5 we will never make up

Posted by rrasco on 1/26/2010 at 11:58 PM

 
Niklas Kronwall

Niklas Kronwall
Credit: Chris Creamer

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