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Ty Conklin Clears Waivers

Conklin cleared waivers today and is scheduled to start against the Rangers at MSG.

Jordan Pearce will be the backup even though Jimmy Howard felt he could fill that position tonight.  Howard also mentioned he’d like to start on Saturday.

No change in Johan Franzen, did not skate but received off-ice treatment.

Lidstrom did more skating at the optional practice today, so far no negative results .

Update from George: Sorry for my absence…Am out due to familial health issue which will preoccupy my time today.

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We’re saved!!!!!

Posted by Garth on 03/21/12 at 02:48 PM ET

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Garth….are you being sarcastic because of the way Conklin played with the Wings or are you happy that we will not be stuck with Pearce? Personally, I would go with Conklin…but against the Rangers…honestly..and with the way we are playing…a difference btw a 5-0 or 8-0 at this point does not change anything…..

Posted by Nat from MTL on 03/21/12 at 03:38 PM ET

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I don’t think Coklin starting over Pearce will make much of a difference.

If push came to shove though, I’d be interested in seeing what Pearce is like.  I’ve not seen him play yet whereas I know pretty much what to expect from Conklin.

I do however see the value in not starting a prospect in his first game against a team that’s playing really well while the Wings are injury decimated and apparently uninterested in playing hockey.

Posted by Garth on 03/21/12 at 03:48 PM ET

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So can we still lose Conklin if/when we send him back down to Grand Rapids?

(Meanwhile, in Radulov land…)

Posted by DrewBehr from The Mitten on 03/21/12 at 03:48 PM ET

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So can we still lose Conklin if/when we send him back down to Grand Rapids?

No.  Conklin would have to be on the roster for 10 games or 30 days before he would have to clear waivers to be sent back down.

Posted by J.J. from Kansas on 03/21/12 at 04:13 PM ET

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c’mon George, enuff apologies, you must know by now how loved and appreciated you are. My mornings are satisfied with the “Report”. here is hoping Conk’s play time with GR warmed his game up. We may end up counting on him down the road. F**k the Blueshirts

Posted by Rdwings28 on 03/21/12 at 04:17 PM ET

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well the wings have gained another fan… for one night anways.  Go Wings!

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/21/12 at 04:36 PM ET

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well the wings have gained another fan… for one night anways.  Go Wings!

Posted by gretzky_to_lemieux on 03/21/12 at 02:36 PM ET

Human sacrifice! Dogs and cats living together. Mass hysteria.

Thank you, for your support.

Lets Go Red Wings!!!!!

Posted by Kate from Pa.-made in Detroit on 03/21/12 at 08:09 PM ET

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