Kindl has missed the last seven games with a sore knee, but will replace Brian Lashoff on the Red Wings blue line tonight vs. the Devils. Kindl has registered one goal and 10 assists with a minus-11 rating in 50 games this season.
Kindl missed the last two games before the break with a sprained MCL. His knee has not healed enough for him to return to the Red Wings lineup on Wednesday or Thursday. The Red Wings have recalled Ryan Sproul as their seventh defenseman. Look for Kindl to return next Tuesday vs. the Devils.
Kindl appears to be healthy scratch tonight with Jonathan Ericsson returning.
Kindl has just one assist with a minus-1 rating in his last 10 games. With Kindl coming out that likely means Danny DeKeyser moves to the top power-play alongside Niklas Kronwall, while Brendan Smith slides onto the the second unit.
Kindl will serve as a healthy scratch tonight vs. the Maple Leafs.
With Danny DeKeyser (shoulder) drawing back in, Kindl will take a seat. Kindl has not recorded a point and is a minus-8 in his last nine games. DeKeyser will take his spot on the left point on the second power-play unit.