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Up-to-the minute updates and insights from the Red Wings locker room at home and on the road. By Chuck Pleiness of The Macomb Daily.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Training camp's first scrimmage

Dallas Drake had a good first day on the job, scoring a goal and assisting on two other in Team C's 3-1 win over Team B in a scrimmage, Friday. The Red Wings are starting training camp with their projected regular-season lines intact, meaning that Drake skating on left win with Tomas Kopecky at center and Kirk Maltby on the right side.
Other notes from Day 1 ...
-- Red Berensen has been on the ice as one of the practice coaches.
-- Defenseman Derek Meech, who is fighting for a roster spot, was paired with Chris Chelios ... a good sign for Meech.
-- Prospect Evan McGrath was able to practice despite having a large gash on his left ring finger. McGrath said that he'll be able to participate fully this weekend.
-- Prospect Darren Helm (shoulder) skated on his own today. He's not likely to play in any of the scrimmages and might miss other practices as well.
-- Igor Grigorenko was on a line with Mark Hartigan and Aaron Downey at Team A's practice. (Team A didn't have a scrimmage.) The three players are fighting for roster spots with just one or two open up front.


Anonymous wingnut13 said...

Interesting (and very Babcock-like) to put 3 guys who are all fighting for the same position on one line to let them battle it out together. Also makes it easier to compare them being on the same line. I wonder if Babcock will rotate the guys at center, since it is a left wing position they are fighting for...

September 14, 2007 at 2:08 PM 

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