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On Ducks’ Trevor Zegras ‘slugging it out’ with his coach, plus uncertainty, frustration and a possible lineup – The Athletic

The closest Trevor Zegras got to playing against Detroit on Thursday was when he sat in Row Q of Section 208 inside Honda Center, hat on backward while wearing Ducks-issued comfort gear, and watched the Red Wings go through their morning skate.

Zegras had already participated in the Ducks’ skate, then stayed on the ice with taxi squad scratches Jacob Larsson and Brendan Guhle. The 20-year-old later wore Olle Eriksson Ek’s catching glove, blocker and paddle to take a turn in net.

Scoring goals and making fancy passes to set them up aren’t the only things he can do, as our Red Wings beat writer Max Bultman caught. Whatever “Z” does these days seems to have the potential of going viral.

Other than when he was flashing a nifty glove hand, Zegras was not a happy camper. Earlier, he made his plea to Anaheim coach Dallas Eakins to be back in the game lineup after successfully exiting his stay in COVID-19 protocol. The plea, however, was unsuccessful. It ended up being moot shortly afterward, when Thursday’s game got postponed.

Eakins knows what Zegras means to his team and is cognizant of his impact on a fan base that is starting to re-engage, thanks to the center’s impact on the surprising club and his skills, which are making him appointment viewing. Eakins had a lengthy explanation for sitting out Zegras.

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