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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, September 26, 2008


Pavel Datsyuk left this morning's practice early. I'll find out what's up ASAP.

UPDATE: Datsyuk just left the trainers' room. He's out of the lineup tonight and not saying exactly what the injury is. Datsyuk did say that he should be back in the lineup soon and that his injury isn't long-term.

Also, with only 12 forwards practicing with Team Howe this morning, including Datsyuk, someone who's on the ice at the Team Lindsay practice (going on right now) will have to be "traded" and in the lineup tonight. After Datsyuk left the ice this morning, Valtteri Filppula shifted up a line to center Tomas Holmstrom and Marian Hossa.

Filppula confirmed that he will play tonight, his preseason debut after missing time with a jammed thumb.

ANOTHER UPDATE: Coach Mike Babcock on Datsyuk and team soreness/injuries ...

"I think everyone's pretty good," said Babcock. "We have the day off tomorrow and we'll monitor everyone. We've got a whole bunch of guys that are sore. We'll see after the day off, we'll have a better idea who's injured and who's sore."

There are no practices Saturday ... the only day of the preseason without anything scheduled. Sunday morning will be the next on-ice test for Datsyuk.


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