Mikael Samuelsson along with Brian Lashoff are the only lineup changes the Detroit Red Wings will make for tonights playoff game against the Anaheim Ducks at Joe Louis Arena.
Samuelsson suffered an injury plagued year missing 41 games of the regular season and has been a healthy scratch for the first two games of this series. Hes expected to play on a line with Cory Emmerton and Patrick Eaves and on the point with Detroits second power play unit.
Were going to watch him, see what happens and if he plays well, hell play a lot, said Red Wings coach Mike Babcock about Samuelsson. When you havent played its lightning fast out there, not lightning fast for your legs, but lightning fast for your mind.
A skilled player, Samuelsson will add a wicked shot from the point on the power play, but he expects to keep his game simple at least for now.
Play a simple game, skate hard and hit guys, thats where I am going to start and hopefully get a feel for the puck once in a while, said Samuelss...