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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.

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Red Wings Wednesday morning skate

POST-PRACTICE UPDATE: Lebda confirmed that he's back in the lineup. Lilja is out.
"It's been a tough couple of games here just watching," said Lebda. "All you can do is just be a cheerleader for the guys. It's hard. But it's a role that I had to accept. I'm going to get my chance tonight to play."
Lebda said that last year's playoff run had him eager for more this spring: "I got a taste of a long run last year. I was anxious to get back in there and get another taste of it. When I sit and look back, that was what was the most disappointing thing. But those first two games, we played really well and got the wins. We should have had the win last game."

Here's the line combinations that the Red Wings are using at practice this morning ...

Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Filppula-Franzen-Samuelsson
Hudler-Draper-Cleary
Drake-Hartigan-McCarty

Lidstrom-Kronwall
Stuart-Rafalski
Lebda-Chelios
Lilja-Meech

Hasek
Osgood

I'll update after practice and hopefully coach Mike Babcock will let us know if Brett Lebda is in and Andreas Lilja is out.
The fact that Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg are together in the morning skate means that they'll play on the same line for considerably longer than the two seconds they did at the start of Game 3. But splitting Datsyuk and Zetterberg onto separate lines could happen at any point in tonight's game.

1 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

no abs? they need to insert him for a little spark. i think the team could really use his athleticism.

April 16, 2008 at 2:43 PM 

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