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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, May 6, 2008

Red Wings' Tuesday practice

Valtteri Filppula (knee) was not on the ice again today. The Red Wings practiced with the same lines they used yesterday. Although both Filppula and coach Mike Babcock said that the young forward should be ready for Thursday's Game 1, the team is not just plugging in a player to Filppula's spot, instead practicing as though he won't be available.
Kirk Maltby is skating on the third line with Dan Cleary being moved up from the third to the second line.

POST-PRACTICE UPDATE: Coach Mike Babcock said that he expects Filppula to play in Game 1, but that if he doesn't skate at tomorrow's practice that the Wings' plan will change.


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