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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.

Tuesday, April 1, 2008

Draper on the shelf

More bad news on the injury front. Kris Draper has tightness in his groin (something like Mikael Samuelsson) and left the ice right after the start of today's practice. Draper will not play in the next two games and likely won't return to the lineup until the playoffs begin next Thursday.
Coach Mike Babcock said that Draper felt the tightness before and got on the ice today to check his status.
Draper missed five games with a strained groin from March 13-20. He also was sidelined for nine games with a knee injury, Nov. 27-Dec. 17.
Also from today's practice, Tomas Holmstrom probably won't play in Chicago tomorrow. The discussion is now whether he's going to be ready for Thursday's home game. Holmstrom has missed the past 11 games with an abdominal strain. He has been taking cortisone shots.
Samuelsson is still on the shelf with a groin injury and not skating.


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