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Red Wings Vs. Senators: Lineup Announced For Season Opener

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The Detroit Red Wings open the 2011 season on Friday night at home against the Ottawa Senators. Although as a fan it sort of seems like the offseason just began yesterday, I'm sure the players feel differently. They had to deal with the loss to the San Jose Sharks in Game 7 all summer long, and I would bet they are pumped to be back on the ice for games that actually count.

Via the Free Press, here's a look at the Red Wings' lineup for Friday's game:

Forwards

Jiri Hudler -- Pavel Datsyuk -- Danny Cleary

Valtteri Filppula -- Henrik Zetterberg -- Johan Franzen

Justin Abdelkader -- Darren Helm -- Todd Bertuzzi

Drew Miller -- Cory Emmerton -- Tomas Holmstrom

Defensemen

Nicklas Lidstrom -- Ian White

Niklas Kronwall -- Brad Stuart

Jonathan Ericsson - Jakub Kindl

Starting Goalie

Jimmy Howard

Healthy Scratches

Fabian Brunnstrom and Patrick Eaves

The puck drops at 7 p.m. FOX Sports Detroit will have the broadcast.