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Potential lineups for Wings, Jackets

Tuesday, 02.28.2012 / 2:20 PM

By NHL.com Staff -  / At the Rink blog

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Potential lineups for Wings, Jackets
Here is what the Red Wings and Blue Jackets could look like when they take the ice Tuesday in Columbus:

RED WINGS
Valtteri Filppula - Henrik Zetterberg - Jiri Hudler
Danny Cleary - Justin Abdelkader - Todd Bertuzzi
Drew Miller - Darren Helm - Johan Franzen
Tomas Holmstrom - Cory Emmerton - Jan Mursak

Niklas Kronwall - Brendan Smith
Jakub Kindl - Brad Stuart
Doug Janik - Ian White

Joey MacDonald will start in goal, with Jimmy Howard the backup.

Smith was called up from AHL Grand Rapids to replace Kyle Quincey, who is out with a groin injury. Janik was recalled when Nicklas Lidstrom's bruised ankle was too sore for him to play tonight.

BLUE JACKETS
R.J. Umberger - Derick Brassard - Rick Nash
Vinny Prospal - Mark Letestu - Cam Atkinson
Ryan Russell - Ryan Johansen - Derek Dorsett
Colton Gillies - Derek MacKenzie - Aaron Johnson

Fedor Tyutin - Nikita Nikitin
Jack Johnson - James Wisniewski
John Moore - Brett Lebda

Curtis Sanford will start in net, with Steve Mason backing him up.
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