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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, March 7, 2008

Post practice update

-- Nicklas Lidstrom said that he felt great and is still on track for playing Sunday. The team will decide after Saturday's practice if Lidstrom has recovered fully from his sprained MCL to return this weekend.
-- Chris Chelios (chipped fibule) said that he felt significant improvement. Chelios said that he feels he might be ready for Sunday, but it doesn't look like he'll dress for that game. Next Tuesday's game is a possibility for his return.
Both Chelios and Lidstrom took part in battle drills today.
-- Darren McCarty was at Joe Louis Arena getting some medical attention for his injured ribs. McCarty might play for Grand Rapids tomorrow. He'll be with the Red Wings starting next Monday when his two-week conditioning stint is don.
-- Valtteri Filppula did not practice today. He has a leg injury, but coach Mike Babcock said that Filppula will be ready to play Sunday.
-- Tomas Kopecky is fine and took part in the full practice. Kopecky had his bell rung by a hit (called dirty by Kopecky) when he didn't have the puck in the final minute of Wednesday's game. Kopecky said that he was groggy and remained sore the next day, but is back to 100 percent.


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