Nazem Kadri, who has been out with so-called upper body injury for more than two months, is going to make his return into the Dallas Stars line-up on home ice at American Airlines Arena tonight.
He is expected to play alongside his former and most usual linemate Grigorenko, but who's going to be playing the right wing position tonight remains to be seen, as there weren't any other reports made public regarding the line-up for the next game. It can be assumed, though, that it could be either Saad (who did excellent job and really picked up his play as of late, playing with Grigorenko) or it could be Vrana, who's getting better and better each game.
Lastly, Kadri commented about his return just today claiming that he's ... "Feeling electric, rested and ready both mentally and physically to help the team any way I can. Honestly, I think I could come back and play sooner, maybe two to four days ago, but maybe it wouldn't be the best idea to rush it. Because, you know, obviously, it can be little tough to play in the first line, after two months of being out and especially, when we're in the second round of the play-offs with such a team that LA Kings are, but I'm a professional and I believe that I can make a positive impact right away. The truth is, I could be seen catching my breath a little bit actually, but trust me, it definitely won't be caused by injury or any of my deficiency - the source of it will definitely be my level of competitiveness, my passion for the game and my drive to win.... "
Anyway, we're going to find out how it will all unfold soon.