ANAHEIM, Calif. -- Detroit Red Wings
forward Todd Bertuzzi
confirmed he will return after a four-game absence from a groin injury.
"I feel like it's pretty strong right now," Bertuzzi said. "I just have to get my timing back and all that. But as far as the groin, it feels a lot better than what it was."
As a spectator, Bertuzzi said at least one aspect of the team's has stood out when he's watched his teammates.
"We haven't put the puck in enough and we've made some uncharacteristic mistakes and it has cost us goals," he said. "I think back to basics -- taking care of our zone first and when we get some chances, bury them."
Here's the rest of the lineup the Red Wings likely will use tonight:
- Henrik Zetterberg
- Jiri Hudler
- Darren Helm
- Johan Franzen
- Danny Cleary
- Todd Bertuzzi
- Cory Emmerton
- Jan Mursak
- Niklas Kronwall
- Kyle Quincey
- Doug Janik
will start in goal, with Jimmy Howard