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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.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Practice update

Dan Cleary left the ice. I'm not sure what's ailing him, but he was run into the boards pretty hard during a drill by Niklas Kronwall.

With Cleary out, here are the lines they're practicing with now ...


In other words, Samuelsson is moved up from the third to the second line, Kopecky is moved up from the fourth to the third and Draper is bumped over to wing with Helm in the middle of the fourth.

I think this tells us that Kopecky isn't going to be the first guy scratched if everyone's healthy. Also that Babcock wants to use Helm in the middle even if it puts Draper on a wing.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leino should be up playing in Maltby's place!

Draper, Helm, Lieno!
4th line that can do something.

April 14, 2009 at 12:44 PM 
Blogger John said...

Helm's just too fast to not use him in the middle. I'd wager Draper will still answer the bell on important faceoffs.

April 14, 2009 at 12:45 PM 
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Im so glad I checked to see if you were back...This was the first site I hit in the morning, and then again a few times through the day. You are officially back at the top of my favs list...

Welcome back

April 14, 2009 at 1:18 PM 

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