The Detroit Red Wings took care of the Los Angeles Kings on Monday night without one of their offensive weapons, as Johan Franzen spent the night away from the team, as he was with his wife for a new addition to his family. The Red Wings to expect to have him in the line-up for their next game on Wednesday night.
This works out to be a little hiccup in Dale B.'s season, as he is chasing down the money spots in 6th place. Through Monday's action, Dale sits 21 points out of 4th place, but with the imminent return of his scoring forward, he should be in good shape to make a run again.
The Nashville Predators are fearful that they may be without forward Steve Sullivan for the remainder of the regular season, he's been dealing with a groin injury. Sullivan was placed on the Injured Reserve, which would mean he is eligible to return by the middle of this week, but Predators management is not optimistic that he'll be back before the end of the season.
Sullivan will likely not put up anymore points for Peter H. this year, which has likely compounded his season's totals. Peter currently sits in 11th place overall and 13th in the third segment.
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