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Latest Word On Bert: Don’t Expect Him Thursday

Lots of conflicting reports on Bertuzzi the last 48 hours.  Here’s the latest, if you haven’t heard yet.  Ken Holland on WDFN today said that Bertuzzi skated last Friday and felt good, then began showing symptoms of a concussion.  He didn’t practice again today, and Wings management isn’t anticipating his availability for Game 1.

Bruce MacLeod’s Red Wing Corner

In my mind, he’s not available at this point,” said coach Mike Babcock. Mikael Samuelsson has been practicing in Bertuzzi’s spot on Robert Lang’s line.

If you’re interested in what’s behind the baseline test, click here

MacLeod posted the lines Babcock went with today in practice.

Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Holmstrom
Calder-Lang-Samuelsson
Cleary-Draper-Maltby
Franzen-Filppula-Hudler

Lidstrom-Markov
Schneider-Lilja
Lebda-Chelios

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Welcome to Abel to Yzerman, a Red Wing blog since 1977.  No other site on the internet has better-researched, fact-laden and better prepared discussions than A2Y.  Re-phrase: we do little research, find facts and stats highly overrated and claim little to no preparation.  There are 19 readers of A2Y. No more, no less. All of them, except maybe one, are juvenile in nature.  Reminding them of that in the comment section will only encourage them to prove that. Your suggestions and critiques are welcome: wphoulihan@gmail.com