Lehtinen should play Wednesday
"Ott played real well with Ribeiro last year when Brenden was hurt," Crawford said. "Now they have a good defensive player with them in Jere Lehtinen."
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The 36-year-old Lehtinen, who has one point in five games, remains one of the top two-way players in the league. Crawford hopes he helps to stabilize that line.
Crawford said he wanted some more symmetry in his lines and also didn't want Ribeiro on the wing. So that was the decision on that line. Mike Modano should center a line with Brenden Morrow and Jamie Benn. And look for Tom Wandell to play with Toby Petersen and Krys Barch.
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