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Wings aim to cool down Avs on #5 Retirement Night

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)

Tonight, the Red Wings will look to defeat Colorado in front of some old faces on Nick Lidstrom Jersey Retirement Night. What makes it even more interesting is the fact that they'll be looking to do so with some new faces in red, as David Legwand is set to make his Red Wings debut.

Yesterday, Detroit sent forward Patrick Eaves, prospect Calle Jarnkrok and a third-round draft pick to Nashville for Legwand, a Grosse Pointe Woods, Mich., native who's played his entire 15-year career with the Predators.

"With Zetterberg, with Datsyuk, with Helm, and with Weiss, the uncertainty of where we're at, we felt it was important to get a bona-fide center," general manager Ken Holland said. "The news in the last 48 hours, that all factored into acquiring a center. The one we acquired is a local boy, so if we want to keep him beyond this year, we think it's reasonable that can happen, because he had to waive a no-trade clause to come here. He wanted to come home."

Tonight, they'll look to win one for Nick and move back into that final wild card spot.

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