Red Wings – Blues Pregame Notes

Some late night notes for the afternoon matchup between the Red Wings and Blues on Saturday…

Marian Hossa will return to the Detroit lineup, making his first appearance since last time the Wings were in St. Louis. He skated on a line with Henrik Zetterberg and Dan Cleary in practice. Derek Meech is out to make room.

Tomas Holmstrom, who had been skating on the third line since his return from surgery, was skating with Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen on Friday.

Chris Osgood will get the start. My prediction is that if he plays well he’ll get the start again on Sunday, with Mike Babcock sending a message to Ty Conklin. That’s a big “if” with how this season’s gone for Ozzie, though.

Author: Clark Rasmussen

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