The ping-ponging that is Jan Mursak’s organizational status continues today, as #39 will head back to Detroit to replace the injured Patrick Eaves against the Stars tomorrow. Mursak, fresh off inking a new two year deal with the Wings organization, will step in for Eaves as the Wings weren’t able to get conclusive results from his MRI today. Unfortunately for “The Sak,” it will likely only be a one game show, as both Valtteri Filppula and Mike Modano are scheduled to return this weekend against Buffalo.
Mursak was relatively quiet during his 17 game promotion early this season, notching a single goal and posting a -3 rating while averaging just over 8 minutes per game on the ice (8:13). Still, good to see the Wings reward him with a new deal and some more time in the show.