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Will The Wings Play Tomorrow?

from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press,

For the third time this season, the Detroit Red Wings are faced with salvaging a series.

They lost their first game at Chicago, falling 4-1 Friday at United Center. The teams play again Sunday afternoon. The Wings had to make do without several key players because of the pandemic, leaving them wondering if they will face a temporary shutdown.

“Well’ we’re five guys down,” coach Jeff Blashill said Friday night. “The other team with five guys down is Carolina, and they postponed their games. So, that is where we are at. Certainly, it does not help chemistry, but again  … we are just trying to control what we can control.”

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Given their lack of playoff aspirations anyway, calling up players from the taxi squad and spreading out the game reps seems like a decent idea.

Posted by RyanVM on 01/23/21 at 04:48 PM ET

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