I think Abs just had a couple unlucky breaks. The one high sticking was sketchy, and it didn't look like he meant it. He definitely needs to watch himself, but I agree I'd rather have him than Huds. I'm sorry, but he never really made a full comeback.
I think they've gotten back in the flow, and know what they have to do. There is something wrong with Datsyuk, but that seems to be driving him to push harder than ever.
Do we know the extent of Franzen's injury?