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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.

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Khabi on the ice

The Blackhawks are on the ice for their morning skate and Nikolai Khabibulin is on the ice. We'll hopefully find out from Coach Joel Quenneville if he'll be in net tonight for Game 5 of the Western Conference final.

The Red Wings had an optional morning skate, so you couldn't read their lines.

Here are the forward lines that the Hawks are using this morning ...

Brouwer-Skille-no one

Obviously there were just 11 forwards out there. No Martin Havlat is a sign that he won't be in the lineup tonight, having left Game 4 after being nailed by Brad Stuart.

Having Kane and Toews together in Detroit alters the Chicago strategy from Game 2. Byfuglien remains on their wing as he has been in the past two games.

In addition to no Havlat, Andrew Ladd and Sammy Pahlsson are on the ice. I assume they'll both play tonight, but I'll post an update if that isn't so.


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