Originally written February 26, 2012 on Kukla's Korner:
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Red Wings GM Ken Holland spoke to three Red Wings beat writers about his trade deadline strategy as it will be affected by Jonathan Ericsson’s broken wrist—and it won’t change his plans one bit. at present Holland told the Free Press’s Helene St. James that the Wings plan on allowing Jakub Kindl and Mike Commodore to battle it out for the #6 spot on defense while continuing to look for a depth forward (and the Freep’s repeated her comments on their sports page)... Per Holland today: Ericsson (wrist) estimate still one month. Minutes for now will go to Kindl/Commodore. No plans at moment for Smith but.. ... #RedWings would like to see Brendan Smith get into a few more NHL games before playoffs. ... Also, Holland talking away to colleagues. #RedWings would like to add forward, but not many sellers & prices are high. ... “@NHLOn_The_Ice: I would LOVE to see Smith get a call up ....like to see him get a shot next year in NHL” He’ll be with #RedWings in ‘12-13 Holland confirmed his...
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