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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, May 23, 2008

Franzen on the ice at practice

UPDATE: Franzen took a few shifts on a five-on-five battle drill with the second line (subbing for Hudler or Cleary alternately). He didn't make contact with anyone, but participating in that drill is a good sign. Battle drills are the final hurdle before players are green-lighted for game action.

To be clear, Franzen just worked in on the second line. But I'd say that his participation in these drills makes him a true game-time decision for tomorrow.

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Johan Franzen is on the ice with the Red Wings as they warm up for their practice. Has this story taken on an unreal life or what.

It looks like they're not planning on Franzen playing in Game 1. He's skating with the spare forwards. Of course, that could change tomorrow, but for now, he's not in the plans.

Also of note is that Chris Chelios looks to be out of the lineup for Game 1 as he was for Game 6 of the Western Conference final. That means that Andreas Lilja will play his second straight game.

Practice lines ...
Datsyuk-Zetterberg-Holmstrom
Hudler-Filppula-Cleary
Drake-Draper-Samuelsson
Maltby-Helm-McCarty
Franzen-Hartigan-Downey (spare parts)

Lidstrom-Rafalski
Kronwall-Stuart
Lebda-Lilja
Meech-Chelios (spare parts)

1 Comments:

Blogger Christopher said...

Awesome as always Bruce

May 23, 2008 at 12:14 PM 

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