Detroit — This will be a special weekend for David Booth.
The Red Wings' forward, who made the team out of training camp while on a tryout, was scheduled to be in the lineup Thursday against Montreal and is likely to play Saturday against the New York Islanders when the Wings finish the season.
Booth, 33, hasn't played much (26 games, 4 goals, 1 assist), but has been an important figure in the locker room, offering perspective to younger players.
St. Louis — It was tough to see a friend leave, but Martin Frk might get a better chance to make an impact out of Tomas Tatar's trade.
Tatar and Frk were good friends, and for Frk, it was disappointing to see his friend get traded Monday to the Vegas Golden Knights.
But Tatar's leaving left a void in the lineup that Frk filled Tuesday, after being a healthy scratch for five of the last six games.