Red Wings Notebook: Feb. 25, 2008

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Red Wings Notebook: Feb. 25, 2008

Ansar Khan reports that Nick Lidstrom (knee sprain) could skate as soon as later this week and could return 10-14 days from today. 

Fourteen days would put him at three weeks from the injury, while 10 would be closer to the original estimate. Khan makes sure to address the "Internet rumors" about a possible Lidstrom concussion by assuring us Ken Holland and Mike Babcock are denying any such claim.

Contrary to reports last week, Niklas Kronwall (clavicle) is not expected to play tomorrow night in Edmonton.

Dominik Hasek (hip flexor) may be healed enough to perform backup duties for Chris Osgood tomorrow night. If so, the team will send Jimmy Howard back to Grand Rapids. 

Chris Chelios (right leg, chipped fibula) has not skated since going down with his injury and is day-to-day. It looks like he may not be back until after the San Jose and Buffalo games this weekend. 

Brian Rafalski (groin) hasn't been on the ice since the 21st and remains day-to-day, though he told Khan he's feeling better. 

Khan provides the lines from practice today:

Filppula-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Franzen-Zetterberg-Samuelsson
Hudler-Draper-Kopecky
Maltby-Drake-Downey
Hartigan

 

Lastly, Holland said he's looking to address the secondary scoring problem by acquiring a second line forward. He also is looking to add a depth defenseman.

As mentioned earlier today, I'm now convinced that the Wings are pretty well set on defense, so hopefully Kenny won't spend too much time looking for a veteran blueliner when he could be on the phone for a forward. 

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