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The Daily: Red Wings Prospect Wallinder Keeping Select Company; Penguins Squander Lead to Islanders

Wallinder shares SHL mark with Seider



Red Wings draftee William Wallinder is ready to begin the SHL playoffs with Rogle.

Even though they were 2-1 losers to Timra in their SHL regular-season finale, there was some good news on Thursday for Rogle. Defenseman and Detroit Red Wings draft pick William Wallinder was back in the lineup after a two-game absence due to an undisclosed ailment.

His return comes just in time for the SHL postseason. Rogle will be playing Leksand in the opening round of postseason play.

Although he was held off the scoresheet on Thursday, Wallinder , 20, wound up finishing the season with 7-19-26 totals. In SHL history, only five defenseman under the age of 21 have collected more points in an SHL season.

Wallinder, Detroit’s 32nd selection in the 2020 NHL entry draft, is keeping good company. That group includes Sebastian Aho of the New York Islanders, Nils Lundkvist of the Dallas Stars. Matthias Ekholm of the Edmonton Oilers and reigning Calder Trophy winner Moritz Seider of the Red Wings. Former NHLer David Rundblad is the fifth member of this unique group.

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  • Noted NHL trash talker Brad Marchand of the Boston Bruins is talking trash about the Motor City

Red Wings Next Game

Detroit travels to Boston to face the Bruins and former teammate Tyler Bertuzzi on Saturday at 1 p.m. ET.

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Pittsburgh: The Pittsburgh Penguins blew a 3-1 third-period lead and fell 4-3 in overtime to the New York Islanders.

Islanders: The New York Islanders have won three games in a row and taken points from four successive games.

Florida: Facing Chicago and Winnipeg this weekend, there’s four big points up for grabs if the Florida Panthers want to make a playoff push.

Washington: The playoff hopes of the Washington Capitals took another hit when they fell in a shootout to the New Jersey Devils.

Boston: Warming up for a weekend home-and-home set with the Red Wings, the Boston Bruins lost 3-2 to the Edmonton Oilers.

Montreal: There are now 14 players on the injury list for the Montreal Canadiens.

Philadelphia: Top Philadelphia Flyers prospect Tyler Foerster was making his NHL debut on Thursday.

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Colorado: The players on the Colorado Avalanche believe they need to find another level against the league’s better teams.

Calgary: With a couple of wins under their belt, the Calgary Flames are having fun with the game again.

San Jose: William Eklund discusses the epic year of San Jose Sharks teammate Erik Karlsson.

Los Angeles: Whipping the Stanley Cup champion Colorado Avalanche 5-2, the Los Angeles Kings were winning their fifth game in a row.

Vegas: The Vegas Golden Knights beat the Tampa Bay Lightning in a game that was featuring 10 game misconducts.