According to MLive.com, Athanasiou will make his anxiously awaited debut tonight against Anaheim. https://www.mlive.com/red...ed-scoring-to-lineup.html
Centering a line with Glendening and Hirose.
I’ve had some misgivings about Glendening’s promotion, but his effort and impact are always evident. Especially with a player coming back from injury, best to give them a pit bull on the wing. Glendening is also fantastic in the faceoff dot, so if A.A. can’t find his timing tonight, no worries at all.
I look to Hirose to benefit from this upgrade. Taro can dish and make plays in tight, and with an elite skater he is going to have a little more space to work with. It would be great to see this line combine for a goal or two and spread out the scoring a bit.
It is exciting to welcome back one of the league’s fastest skaters. Athanasiou is exceptional and, when healthy, manages a breakaway or 2 per game. Always fun to watch.