Fil getting better
"It felt good," said Filppula. "If it keeps getting better like this, I don't see why I shouldn’t be playing real soon."
Filppula could make his preseason debut as early as Friday.
-- Also from practice this morning, Jakub Kindl (groin) skated with Team Lindsay. He won't play in that squad's preseason game, Thursday, in Halifax, Nova Scotia.
-- Because of Kindl's injury (he's listed on Team Howe's roster, but skated with the Lindsays to get in a full workout), Jonathan Ericsson was "traded" from the Lindsay squad to the Howe squad to bolster that blue line.
-- If you're curious where Marian Hossa literally fits in the Detroit locker room, he's got a stall between Dan Cleary and Pavel Datsyuk. It was the spot Darren McCarty occupied late last season. McCarty moved two doors down beside Kirk Maltby into Dallas Drake's old stall.