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Lidstrom: More Tests Tomorrow

Updated 1537: Khan(!) had a chat with Ken Holland and believed every word he said, then he printed it.  Looking like a minor MCL thing.

I just spoke to Wings general manager Ken Holland, who said captain Nicklas Lidstrom will have an MRI on his right knee Wednesday. Holland called it a minor MCL sprain.

“I’d say he’ll be out a week and then we’ll reassess,’’ Holland said.“It’s one of the first times Nick has been hurt, so when you see it, it’s a concern.’‘

Lidstrom was injured six minutes into Monday’s 4-0 victory in Colorado on a hit from Ian Laperriere, who checked Lidstrom into the glass and drove a forearm/elbow into the defenseman’s chin.

“Our first concern was his head, which appears to be OK,’’ Holland said.


Not to sound too stressed or anything, because apparently worrying about Nick Lidstrom is somehow hubristic (made it up, kinda. Thanks).  But you’ve got around 24 hours to wonder just how bad the knee is.

Bill Roose

Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom will have his injured right knee re-examined on Wednesday morning before meeting with team physicians to discuss any prognosis.

“The knee feels sore and a little bit swollen,” Lidstrom told DetroitRedWings.com. “I’ll have an MRI in the morning.”

“I have a pretty good mark on my chin where he hit me,” said Lidstrom, a five-time Norris Trophy winner. “Whether he tried to or not, I don’t know, but he followed through and finished with his elbow up on my chin and that’s when my head went back into the glass.”

Thanks to A2Y reader #5, SYF, for the pointer.


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