Bruce MacLeod has the latest from the Joe:
Nick Lidstrom (knee) participated in battle drills today and is headed for a Sunday return. The team will finalize his status on Saturday after practice.
Chris Chelios (bone chip, right leg) is feeling better and hopes to be ready to play against Nashville. However, MacLeod says it's unlikely he'll dress and that the better bet is that he'll return Tuesday.
Darren McCarty is in town, but only to undergo treatment for a rib injury he suffered Sunday. He played through it Wednesday night, but must have aggravated it during that game. MacLeod says he may play for the Griffins Saturday night. He'll be back in Detroit on Monday, as his conditioning stint will be over.
Valtteri Filppula apparently has a leg injury that kept him out of practice. Mike Babcock said he'll be okay for Sunday, though. If not, we'll see Mark Hartigan in the lineup.
Tomas Kopecky skated and suffered no ill effects from the big hit he took late in the game Wednesday night.
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