Rafalski Set To Return As Wings Take On Coyotes

GLENDALE, AZ - APRIL 27: Brian Rafalski #28 of the Detroit Red Wings handles the puck in Game Seven of the Western Conference Quarterfinals against the Phoenix Coyotes during the 2010 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs at Jobing.com Arena on April 27, 2010 in Glendale, Arizona. The Red Wings defeated the Coyotes 6-1 to win the series 4-3. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

It had been a rumored proposition around Hockeytown this week that defenseman Brian Rafalski would be returning to the Red Wings lineup after going down with a knee injury on October 9th.

Well, all signs point to those rumors being true as word out of this morning’s practice was that Rafalski would be playing tonight against the Coyotes.

It is definitely a good sign for the already rolling Wings, who now get back one of the NHL’s top defenseman. Add Rafalski to a team that is only allowing 2.58 goals per game (good for 12th in the league) and all signs point to more success for the Wings.

Let’s hope Rafalski is able to shake off the rust early and be a key contributor in tonight’s contest.

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