After 35-game absence, Quincey (ankle) back for Detroit

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Detroit will have one of its blueline regulars back for tonight’s tilt in Los Angeles.

Veteran Kyle Quincey, out since Oct. 23 because of an injured ankle that require surgery, will suit up for the first time in 35 games when the Wings take on the Kings at Staples.

To make room for Quincey, Detroit waived fellow blueliner Jakub Kindl over the weekend. Kindl cleared and is off to AHL Grand Rapids, but that only solves part of head coach Jeff Blashill’s problem — he still needs another d-man to come out of the lineup so Quincey can draw in.

Prior to getting hurt, the 30-year-old had one goal and two assists in seven games, while averaging 18:59 of ice time per game.