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For Kindl to stay in lineup Babcock looking fo him to ‘just flat-out compete’

DETROIT >> Defenseman Jakub Kindl returns after being a healthy scratch for the last four games.

“Compete, just flat-out compete,” Babcock said when asked what Kindl has to do to remain in the lineup. “Get pucks, make plays. Compete. That’s all part of being a good teammate, being competitive, being ultra-competitive, being good to help your team win.”

Kindl, who replaced Brian Lashoff in the lineup, was benched midway through the Wings game on Nov. 14 against Chicago.

“Sometimes people think whether you like a guy gets in the way – you don’t confuse the player and the person one bit,” Babcock said. “You’re in the winning business, you’re about putting players in the best situation to have success and whoever can help you win that’s who you play.”

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Kindl gets four-year extension to remain in Detroit

DETROIT – Each and every season defenseman Jakub Kindl somehow works his way out of the lineup.

Those days seem to be over.

The Wings have inked the soon-to-be restricted free agent to a four-year extension worth $9.6 million.

Kindl, 26, had four goals and nine assists in 41 games last season and was a plus-15.

More details to follow.