Here are some quick updates as Detroit prepares for Wednesday's tilt against the St. Louis Blues at Joe Louis Arena... Leino sits For the second time in as many games, forward Ville Leino will be a healthy scratch for the Red Wings. Despite showing a great deal of promise in limited action last season, Leino has been a rather large disappointment this season. Leino has just five points (3G, 2A) in 27 games played with a minus-8 rating. Leino has been given more than enough playing time to prove himself effective, often being paired with star center Henrik Zetterberg, to no avail. Leino has not recorded a point in well over a month and will be a healthy scratch for the third time this season. While losing linemates Jason Williams and Valtteri Filppula, one of the team's most effectiv ...
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