Dan Cloutier is expected to split duties with Daniel Larsson tonight against the Rangers, leaving four players still on the roster who have yet to suit up in an exhibition game (Pearce, Axelsson, Piche, Kolosov). I’m beginning to wonder if these guys are injured because for what other reason would surefire Griffins Kolosov and Axelsson be held out?
The expected lineup, per Khan:
Johan Franzen — Pavel Datsyuk — Tomas Holmstrom
Ville Leino — Valtteri Filppula — Mattias Ritola
Johan Ryno — Cory Emmerton — Kirk Maltby
Kris Newbury — Justin Abdelkader — Tomas Tatar
Kronwall — Stuart
Meech — Ericsson
Kindl — Delmore
Larsson / Cloutier
Tatar gets a second straight look, with Kindl and Abdelkader going four-for-four in the pre-season so far.