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Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Wednesday morning practice

The Red Wings are on the ice now at Joe Louis Arena. Henrik Zetterberg isn't on the ice. These are the lines they're working with ...



Obviously those are a lot of shakeups up front if this is the way the Wings are going to line up against Vancouver tomorrow. We'll see after practice what Babcock's plans are and what Zetterberg's status is or for that matter whether McCarty is close to returning.

Babcock wasn't pleased with the play of Samuelsson and Hudler, thus far and switched them on the second and third lines in the third period of Monday's game in Carolina.

Obviously Zetterberg will be on the first or second line when he's on the ice. But perhaps they're not expecting Z to play Thursday. When a player is just absent from a practice, they'll plug that hole rather than shuffle all the lines around. For example, they could have put McCarty on the second line for practice with Franzen in the middle.


Blogger Heaton said...

Ansar said Z was at practice but didn't finish. Was he not there at all though?

October 15, 2008 at 11:44 AM 
Blogger Bruce MacLeod said...

Sorry I wasn't clear. Zetterberg left early from practice, missing the majority of drills.

October 15, 2008 at 12:47 PM 

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