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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, October 17, 2008

Zetterberg out, Stuart a maybe

Henrik Zetterberg (groin strain) is out for Saturday's home game against the Rangers while there is still a possibility that Brad Stuart (bruised knee) could play. Stuart didn't practice today, but said that his status for tomorrow's game will depend on how his knee reacts to Saturday's morning skate.

Stuart left last night's game in the third period after taking a Sami Salo shot on the inside portion of his knee where there is little protection.

Stuart had tests done today, which revealed no major damage to his knee.

"It feels a lot better today than I expected it to feel," said Stuart. "So that's a good thing."

If Stuart can't play tomorrow night, Derek Meech will see his first game action of the season after being a healthy scratch in all four games. Meech practiced today alongside Niklas Kronwall.

Zetterberg's return won't come before next Wednesday's game in St. Louis, if then. A groin injury could keep him out longer than that.

"I don't imagine he's on the radar screen yet," said Coach Mike Babcock.

Darren Helm, who was called up from Grand Rapids yesterday, remains with the team, centering the fourth line at practice.


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