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On Wednesday, the Detroit Red Wings announced that defenseman Andreas Lilja will return to the lineup on Monday, March 1, against the Colorado Avalanche. Lilja has been on long-term injured reserve for nearly a year after suffering a concussion in a fight with Nashville's Shea Weber last February. Though never a game-breaker by any means, Andreas Lilja has filled a valuable niche in Detroit over the past five seasons, that of a large, dependable, stay-at-home defenseman. During his time in Detroit, Lilja has developed into an excellent penalty-killer and shot-blocker as well as a versatile defensive pairing partner, comfortable with playing alongside superstars, Nicklas Lidstrom or young defensemen like Derek Meech. A year removed from the game, Lilja is sure to be slow in rounding into ga ...

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