Frk hopes to find a spot on the Wings’ forward lines (again)

According to the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan, Martin Frk aims to earn a roster spot for the second straight season as Frk finds himself among stiff competition for one of the last spots on the Wings’ forward lines:

“I have to show them I deserve to be here,” said Frk on Friday, after another informal team workout. “I worked real hard in the summer to make sure I’m ready for this season. I was kind of in this spot last year. I had to come in here and earn a spot, and I stayed the whole year.

“I don’t think I have a spot here. I have to work real hard for it and make sure I show them I can play here. I want to do everything I can for it to make sure I start the season here.”

The fact Henrik Zetterberg (back) will not start the season — Zetterberg’s career could be in jeopardy — gives Frk a better chance of landing a roster spot that is suddenly open.

But forwards Evgeny Svechnikov and Dominic Turgeon are looking for NHL jobs. Then there is Luke Witkowski, who is a versatile player and can play either forward or defense. He’s also the team’s physical presence and Witkowski’s spot is uncertain.


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