Once again a Detroit Red Wing pulls a surprise return to the ice. First, last week, Brett Hull and Nick Lidstrom said they wouldn’t play. Then they both did and had a great game.
Then the rehabbing Steve Yzerman said he wouldn’t play in last night’s game against the Kings.
Then he played against the Kings, returning to the ice (in a game) for the first time since Detroit won the Stanley Cup last year.
Detroit beat LA, 5-4.
Yzerman didn’t do much that shows up on the stat sheets, but his return is a huge boost to the team. Detroit will probably be able to ride the Yzerman high straight into the third round of the playoffs.
Mitch Albom is happy Yzerman’s back, too.
Also, Yzerman’s return in front-page news in Detroit.