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APR 29, 4:03p ET | DANA WAKIJI
Rotowire: Apr 29 / 9:40a ET
News: Kindl will join the Red Wings' lineup for Wednesday's Game 7 against the Lightning, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports.
Impact: Kindl will be making his series debut after Niklas Kronwall was suspended for Game 7 for charging the Lightning's Nikita Kucherov in the previous game. Though he's been used sparingly this season, Kindl does possess more offensive upside than most of the Red Wings' other blueliners, generating 13 points in 35 regular-season contests. He'll slot in on the Wings' top power-play unit Wednesday.
StatsLLC: Mar 25 / 12:00a ET
News: Kindl had one goal and one assist Tuesday.
Impact: Kindl ended a pathetic four-game pointless drought for the Wings.
Rotowire: Mar 24 / 8:19p ET
News: Kindl scored a goal, assisted on another and went plus-1 Tuesday in a 5-4 overtime loss to Arizona.
Impact: The blueliner hasn't found the scoresheet often, but when he has, he's been a multi-point-game specialist. Over his last 20 games, Kindl has been held off the scoresheet 15 times -- but four of those other five games have been two-point efforts, and three of those have come in his last eight contests.