WXYZ’s Galli discusses Filip Zadina’s status as a scratch on Tuesday

WXYZ’s Brad Galli filed a report regarding Filip Zadina’s comments about his status as a healthy scratch in Tuesday’s game vs. San Jose. Zadina will return to the lineup tonight vs. Anaheim:

“I was disappointed for sure and I was pissed,” he said. “But I feel better than I felt a week ago when we played those games. I’m excited to be back and get things going again.”

Zadina went without a goal during December. He was brought into the league as a scoring winner, drafted in the first round by a Red Wings organization in need of elite scoring.

He said being off with a COVID break affected him, and he’s focused on being a better player.

“I see him as more than just a shooter,” Jeff Blashill said on Thursday.

The 2018 first-rounder has four goals and six assists in 32 games. He dropped from the team’s top line in camp to its second line, and now down to the third line.

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