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May in, Leino back to the Lounge

Ansar Khan (fiinnaallly) got around to telling us the lineup for tonight’s game against the Ducks. It turns out Brad May is coming back into the lineup after a one-game absence thanks to a lower body injury. Someone has to come out. Mattias Ritola, right? WRONG!

Brad May…will replace Ville Leino.

The updated lineup is as follows:

Bertuzzi — Datsyuk — Holmstrom
Ritola — Filppula — Miller
Eaves — Helm — Draper
May — Abdelkader — Maltby
Lidstrom — Rafalski
Stuart — Lebda
Meech — Janik

Call me crazy, but unless Brad May beats some ass (unlikely), this is mostly a lateral move. However, in the most recent podcast featuring our very own Rob Discher, it was the general consensus that Villain’s goal was accidental, and so he’s once again relegated to the press box.

If you’re looking for some good news, Khan does say that Johan Franzen skated with his teammates for the first time.