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Detroit 3, Toronto 2

Sept. 24, 2002 at 10:21 PM

DETROIT, Sept. 24 (UPI) -- Jiri Fischer appeared healthy Tuesday night, scoring the decisive goal early in the second period as the Detroit Red Wings posted a 3-2 preseason victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Fischer, a 22-year-old defenseman, recently was diagnosed with a thickening of the heart after tests came up abnormal. He returned to practice Saturday and gave the Red Wings a 3-0 lead 2:44 into the second period.

Highly touted Swedish rookie Henrik Zetterberg opened the scoring 5:55 into the game and two-time defending Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom made it 2-0 with 63 seconds left in the first period.

Defenseman Tomas Kaberle and Robert Reichel scored power-play goals in the final nine minutes for Toronto. The Maple Leafs went 2-for-8 with the extra man. Detroit was 1-for-5.

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