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Red Wings activate Lindström from IR, send Veleno to AHL

Good news! Dylan Larkin is back after missing the Red Wings’ last three games while dealing with an undisclosed personal matter.

Also set to return to the lineup: Gustav Lindström, who the Red Wings activated off injured reserve just prior to puck-drop against the Vegas Golden Knights on Sunday. Lindström (lower body) hasn’t played since Oct. 24 against Chicago.

With these two players returning to the fold, the Red Wings had to make a tough decision. Despite scoring two points in four NHL games with Detroit this season, 21-year-old center Joe Veleno was assigned to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins on Sunday.

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The Red Wings selected Veleno with the 30th-overall pick in the 2017 NHL Entry Draft. This certainly isn’t the last we’ve seen of him in Detroit.

With Larkin back in his usual spot at center on the top line, the Red Wings currently lead the Vegas Golden Knights by a 4-1 score after two periods.