Red Wings-Ducks morning skate Tweets II: Zadina’s back in

The Detroit Red Wings face off against the Anaheim Ducks this evening (10 PM EST start on Bally Sports Detroit/Bally Sports California/Bally Sports San Diego/97.1 FM), and Trevor Zegras and John Gibson will not play against the Wings, nor will Ryan Getzlaf, Derek Grant or Nicholas Deslauriers. As a result, the 16-15-and-3 Wings will have to try to take advantage of the 18-11-and-7 Ducks, who are still a formidable opponent.

Red Wings on the ice at Honda Center, play Ducks tonight.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 6, 2022

Meanwhile, confirming the Ducks’ news:

Per Coach Eakins:
John Gibson had a positive COVID test. Anthony Stolarz will start tonight.
Trevor Zegras skated with the team this morning but will not play.— Anaheim Ducks (@AnaheimDucks) January 6, 2022

Anyway, after the Wings’ morning skate…

Filip Zadina returns to Red Wings lineup tonight vs. Ducks after being healthy scratch Tuesday.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 6, 2022

Jeff Blashill said Filip Zadina will return to the lineup tonight in Anaheim. #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) January 6, 2022

Pretty cool perspective from Jeff Blashill on the Trevor Zegras / Sonny Milano goal:

He said there is too much of an emphasis on winning at a young age in hockey, while skill is high for youth players. “If we stifle ‘em, we won’t see many of ‘em.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 6, 2022

Filip Zadina on being a healthy scratch in the last Red Wings game: “I gotta figure out what I need to do to be a better player overall.”

“Obviously I was frustrated,” he said. “I feel better.”— Brad Galli (@BradGalli) January 6, 2022

From what I could tell in Red Wings morning skate, looked like Michael Rasmussen staying on the wing with Suter and Fabbri. Sam Gagner was centering line 4 between Zadina and Smith. Was some question as to whether Rasmussen would go back to C with Rowney injury, but he stays at W— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) January 6, 2022

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