Wilson is expected to return to the Avalanche lineup against the Sharks after being activated from injured reserve. He has missed 15 games since injuring his ankle Feb. 2 against Edmonton. Wilson has three assists and a plus-6 plus/minus rating in eight games this season. Hejduk, who has missed three games with a torso injury, was placed on IR to make room for Wilson.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis