Good news for the Red Wings. Nashville forward Scott Nichol is out for the rest of the series against Detroit. Nichol suffered a broken finger in Thursday's Game 1. Nashville coach Barry Trotz said at his press conference today (the video is on www.detroitredwings.com) that the Predators will try to get David Legwand back in the lineup for Saturday's Game 2. Legwand is recovering from a broken foot. The decision on whether he can play Saturday will be made tomorrow morning.
"I'm hopeful," said Trotz. "But we'll see. He's had two skates where he's got to test it quite well. We'll see how it reacts later today and first thing tomorrow morning."
If Legwand can't go, the Predators might bring up someone from their Milwaukee farm club. Among the top candidates, according to Trotz is Josh Langfeld, who was with the Red Wings throughout the playoffs last spring.