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Miller replaces Bertuzzi in Red Wings lineup for Game 2

Detroit Red Wings v Vancouver Canucks

VANCOUVER, CANADA - MARCH 16: Drew Miller #20 of the Detroit Red Wings skates from the back of the net with the puck while being chased by Kevin Bieksa #3 of the Vancouver Canucks during the third period of NHL action on March 16, 2013 at Rogers Arena in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. (Photo by Rich Lam/Getty Images)

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Red Wings coach Mike Babcock is making one change for today’s Game 2 against Chicago.

During warmups it was forward Drew Miller taking line rushes with the fourth line instead of Todd Bertuzzi. Miller has missed the last 12 games with a broken thumb but will get his first start in the playoffs this afternoon. Miller was cleared for action yesterday.

In six playoff games, Bertuzzi has no points and is a minus-2 while averaging 9:39 time on ice. Miller taking his spot on the fourth line gives the Wings more defensive skill and a speedier skater to keep up with Chicago’s flying circus of offensive talent.