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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.

Monday, April 20, 2009

Cleary absent

UPDATE: Cleary will be in the lineup for Game 3 in Columbus tomorrow night. Coach Mike Babcock said that Cleary didn't skate today because "We're making sure that he's ready to go."

Draper is out of the lineup for Game 3 because of an upper-body injury.


Dan Cleary isn't on the ice for today's practice. The Red Wing forward was injured during a practice last Tuesday when he was checked into the boards by teammate Niklas Kronwall. Cleary was able to play in Games 1 and 2 of the Columbus series.

I'll update with Cleary's status later.

With Cleary not on ice for practice, Kris Draper is wearing a top-six red jersey and skating in Cleary's place with Henrik Zetterberg and Johan Franzen.


Blogger John said...

As you had mentioned many times, when someone is replaced by a "scratch" player, in this case a somewhat injured Draper that Cleary really is expected to play. If not, they would have adjusted the lines and perhaps called up Leino.

April 20, 2009 at 1:25 PM 

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