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Detroit has a chance to clinch a birth in the 2015 Stanley Cup Playoffs with a win and an Ottawa Senators loss in regulation to the Penguins Tuesday night. Detroit has dropped 3 straight home games and has an identical record with the Hurricanes, (their opponent in two of the final three games of the season) in their past 10 games (3-5-2). The Red Wings recalled forward Landon Ferraro from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League on Monday. Ferraro, who has 27 goals in 70 games in the AHL this season, could replace Justin Abdelkader in the lineup. Abdelkader did not play in a 2-1 loss to the Washington Capitals on Sunday after sustaining an upper-body injury blocking a shot Saturday against the Minnesota Wild. General manager Ken Holland said Abdelkader is likely out but could return before the regular season ends. Datsyuk, who played Sunday but has been dealing with a lower-body injury, will be a game-time decision.
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