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Red (Wings), White and Blue Thursday

by Lisa Hickok / Detroit Red Wings
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DETROIT -- The Red Wings will salute the troops on Military Appreciation Night this Thursday when the Wings take on the Minnesota Wild at 7:30 p.m. EST at Joe Louis Arena (FOX Sport Detroit & 97.1 The Ticket).

Fans are encouraged to arrive early as the first 10,000 fans to enter the game will receive a Red Wings dog tag, courtesy of Bank of America; and a poster featuring Kris Draper, Nicklas Lidstrom and Brian Rafalski (CLICK PLUS SIGN TO SEE POSTER). Doors open at 6:30 p.m.   
Wings fans and country fans alike will be treated to a special performance during the first intermission by country star Derek Sholl. He will perform his troops-themed hit, “When They Come Back” and will also play a special post-game concert for military members in the Olympia Club.  The post-game concert is a ticketed event. 
Single-game tickets for the entire 2009-10 season are available at the Joe Louis Arena box office, all TicketMaster locations including, Hockeytown Café, Hockeytown Authentics in Troy, Mich., or charge by phone at 800-745-3000. Fans also can purchase tickets by logging on to

Remaining regular-season home games include: 3/11 vs. Minnesota, 3/13 vs. Buffalo, 3/22 vs. Pittsburgh, 3/24 vs. St. Louis, 3/26 vs. Minnesota, 3/30 vs. Edmonton, 4/1 vs. Columbus, 4/3 vs. Nashville and 4/7 vs. Columbus.

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