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Red Wings Michael Rasmussen returns from NHL suspension on Thursday

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Red Wings center Michael Rasmussen returns from NHL suspension on Thursday.

The Detroit Red Wings will be getting center Michael Rasmussen back from his two-game NHL suspension on Thursday when they play host to the Washington Capitals. The guy he high-sticked in the head to earn his two-game sitdown should be so lucky.

Boston Bruins coach Jim Montgomery was confirming that forward David Krejci (upper body) figures to be out at least two more games due to the after-effects of the Rasmusen high-sticking foul. Krejci won’t be playing Tuesday against the Pittsburgh Penguins and is unlikely to be ready for Thursday’s game at Madison Square Garden against the New York Rangers.

Brattstrom Sent To ECHL Walleye

The AHL Grand Rapids Griffins evidently are wanting to get a longer look at what Sebastian Cossa can do between the pipes. Last week, when Victor Brattstrom was hurt in a game against the Toronto Marlies, the Red Wings were reassigning 2021 first-round draft pick and rookie pro Cossa from the ECHL Toledo Walleye to Grand Rapids.

Suffering his first pro defeat, Cossa made 19 saves in a 5-2 loss Saturday at the Texas Stars. Nonetheless, on Monday the Griffins were announcing that Brattstrom would be heading down to Toledo and Cossa is remaining in Grand Rapids.

The Griffins are playing Thursday at Iowa.

Red Wings In Case You Missed It

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Philadelphia: Flyers two-time Stanley Cup and Conn Smythe Trophy winner Bernie Parent is going to be throwing out the first pitch at Game 3 of the World Series. Philadelphia Flyers

Calgary: Jonathan Huberdeau is No. 10 in the Calgary Flames program, but it was No. 2 that took him briefly off the Calgary bench during a recent game against the rival Edmonton Oilers. Calgary Flames

Pittsburgh: Drew O’Connor’s solid play with AHL Wilkes-Barre/Scranton is earning him a shot with the Penguins. Pittsburgh Penguins

Dallas: Former Red Wings defenseman Derian Hatcher was recently honored with induction into the Stars Hall of Fame. Dallas Stars

Montreal: Canadiens coach Martin St. Louis assesses the progress of No. 1 overall pick Juraj Slafkovsky. Montreal Canadiens

Vegas: The Golden Knights are assigning goalie Laurent Brossoit to Henderson (AHL) on a conditioning stint. Vegas Golden Knights

San Jose: Defenseman Erik Karlsson is doing unprecedented things on the back end for the Sharks. San Jose Sharks

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Washington: When they come to Detroit on Thursday the Capitals will be mssing forward T.J. Oshie and may also be without defenseman John Carlson. Washington Capitals

Islanders: With three wins in a row, former Red Wings forward Lane Lambert is pushing all the right buttons in hsi debut season as coach. New York Islanders

Florida: Assessing how October went for the Panthers. Florida Panthers

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