Although Chelios isn't among the top six defensemen in the Wings' rotation, not making room for him in a special game in Chicago that is one of 82 regular-season tilts would count as a disappointment to Chelios.
Of course, how Lidstrom's ankle -- which has kept him out of the past two games -- holds up after a skate in frigid weather has yet to be seen.
Also of note, Mikael Samuelsson (flu) was skating. Darren McCarty was on the ice for the team photo, but left before drills began.
Here are the lines at practice ...
UPDATE: Samuelsson said after practice that he felt fine to play tomorrow if Babcock puts him in the lineup.