The Red Wings will be without forwards Darren Helm (strained back) and Todd Bertuzzi (flu/groin) and defenseman Jakub Kindl (groin). Babcock said after Thursday’s scrimmage that Bertuzzi had a tender groin – but amended it Friday to being ill. Bertuzzi has been fighting a virus all week. “He’s sick, got the flu,” Babcock said. “They’re … Continue Reading →
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One interesting change in the lineup this afternoon as the Red Wings host the Chicago Blackhawks. Recently signed forward Riley Sheahan, the former 2010 1st-round pick out of Notre Dame, will replace Jan Mursak. Sheahan has good size (6-foot-2, 200 pounds) and scored 64 points (20 goal, 44 assists) in 114 career games at Notre … Continue Reading →
Todd Bertuzzi (lower body) is in the lineup today after missing Thursday’s game. With Bertuzzi playing, Jan Mursak is a healthy scratch. This promises to be one of the better atmospheres of the season, yet, at Joe Louis Arena. I’m surprised how many Hawks jerseys there are today. Lot more than usual, certainly.
Pavel Datsyuk is in the Red Wings lineup tonight against Phoenix but Todd Bertuzzi is out. Datsyuk, who missed Tuesday’s game on Long Island because of a lower body injury, took part in the morning skate Thursday and said he would be a game-time decision. Bertuzzi’s injury is undisclosed and unknown at this point. Jan … Continue Reading →
There was a new player on the ice during today’s practice. Jan Mursak took part in his first practice since fracturing his ankle Sept. 25 in an exhibition game against Chicago. Mursak is hopeful of playing a few games in Grand Rapids in about two weeks, and play with the Wings the last week of December. “I felt pretty good, everything went real well,” said Mursak after practice. “The ankle is almost 100 percent but it’s still a little weak in certain positions.” Getting Mursak will only give the Wings more desirable depth up front.