Defensemen Dropping: Lidstrom Out, Janik In

Reports have come in that captain Nick Lidstrom will be out for tonight's game against the Columbus Blue Jackets due to a sore ankle. Lidstrom took a shot off the skate during the Avalanche game and was seen limping yesterday.

Doug Janik has been recalled from Grand Rapids to play tonight. Kyle Quincey is also out with a sore groin. Brendan Smith was already recalled to replace him.


Paul Kendall's picture

2 great guys from Grand Rapids. Wish them the best. We will miss them down here.

Kyle Andrew Busch's picture

Smith impressed me a lot, I hope he stays up for the playoffs

Paul Kendall's picture

He has really come into his own. I enjoyed watching him over here. Hoping they pull a couple up from Toledo to fill the gap in GR.