Evgeny Svechnikov returns from ACL injury for Red Wings' preseason opener

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Evgeny Svechnikov returns from ACL injury for Red Wings' preseason opener
Evgeny Svechnikov returns from ACL injury for Red Wings' preseason opener

DETROIT – Evgeny Svechnikov's excitement level rose Monday when he realized he will be playing tonight in the Detroit Red Wings' preseason opener. “This is it. This is the day. I was counting for this day all year,” Svechnikov said. “I'm super-excited, super-pumped, also tired but that's really nothing that matters now. The camp was real tough, but it's all behind and now it's fun time to go.” The game against the Chicago Blackhawks at Little Caesars Arena (7:30, Fox Sports Detroit Plus, WWJ-AM 950) isn't an ordinary exhibition for the team's top pick in 2015. This will be Svechnikov's first game in nearly a full year, after he suffered a torn right ACL in a 2018 preseason game. Four intense

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