Detroit Red Wings Quick Hits: Jonathan Ericsson Back, Todd Bertuzzi Good To Go

March 9th, 2010 by Matt Hutter Leave a reply »
Brian Rafalski and Jerome Iginla will renew acquaintances tonight as the two Olympic standouts and their teams will engage in what could prove to be a very critical battle for playoff positioning.

If the Flames win, they will exchange their ninth seed position with Detroit and gain the one point cushion the Red Wings currently have on them .

If the Wings win, they will have a much more comfortable three point barrier between them and the Flames.  Additionally, if Nashville loses to Atlanta tonight, the Red Wings could leave Joe Louis Arena as a seventh seed team.

Clearly, this game is huge.


Ericsson Returns

After turning into an absolute blue-line stud through last year's playoffs, 26-year-old Jonathan Ericsson has struggled mightily in this, his first full regular NHL season.

The 6'4" rearguard owns a team-worst minus-17 rating and has only 11 points in 48 games played.

Ericsson certainly has the skills and potential to be every bit the top four defenseman he was supposed to be this year.  But, he needs to adjust to the rigors of an 82 game season and the physical an ...

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