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Practice Before Leaving For Montreal

Ansar Khan tweets,lines at practice:

Bertuzzi-Nielsen-Fabbri (Abdelkader working in)
Larkin is not practicing. Has been sick last two days but played last night.

RedWings have only five defensemen in practice:
Hronek, Green, Daley, Biega, McIlrath.
Nemeth not skating. Ericsson injured last night and out for tomorrow. Bowey was recalled but not here.
Howard (groin) practicing again but not expected to play this weekend.

added 12:32pm,


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Pretty exciting to see Mantha back

Posted by VPalmer on 12/13/19 at 01:42 PM ET

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HSJ tweet,

Anthony Mantha says he feels ready to play Saturday at Montreal. Just needs clearance from Steve Yzerman. Cleared by doctors.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/13/19 at 01:57 PM ET


I’ll be more excited to see Nielsen sit in the press box, what an embarrassment

Posted by bababooey on 12/13/19 at 02:01 PM ET

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clearance from Steve Yzerman

Not the coach, but Yzerman.

How much control does Yzerman have that impedes on Blashill?

Posted by ilovehomers on 12/13/19 at 02:10 PM ET

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Posted by ilovehomers on 12/13/19 at 01:10 PM ET

I don’t think it would be the coach’s place to decide when an injured player can return. The GM manages the team, and he decides when certain players can return, after consulting with doctors, trainers, and the coach. No doubt Blash had input, but I think it makes sense the GM makes the final call.

Steve manages the roster, Blash coaches the roster he’s given.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie, MI on 12/13/19 at 02:13 PM ET

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AA says he will see how he feels tomorrow then will decide if he plays.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/13/19 at 02:28 PM ET

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There is no reason to rush Mantha back. Why risk it.

Posted by Royal Grand Exalted PooBah from the basement of the Alamo on 12/13/19 at 02:28 PM ET

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Khan tweet,

Blashill said Mantha (knee) possible for tomorrow at @CanadiensMTL
Athanasiou will return after missing two games. Larkin and Nemeth are sick but will play tomorrow.

Posted by Paul from Motown Area on 12/13/19 at 02:30 PM ET

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