Lidstrom out three weeks
Niklas Kronwall (shoulder) is a possibility for playing Friday night, but he still has to compete in more battle drills at practice tomorrow. Brian Rafalski (groin) is definitely out of the lineup for this weekend.
In case Kronwall isn't able to make it back, the Red Wings will recall Jonathan Ericsson from Grand Rapids for their trip to Western Canada. If Kronwall is still shelved, then Ericsson will make his NHL debut Friday.
UPDATE: Forward Mark Hartigan has also been recalled from Grand Rapids. To make room for Hartigan and Ericsson, Dominik Hasek (hip flexor) and Rafalski have been put on injured reserve.