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by Paul on 03/23/12 at 03:59 PM ET
from Ansar Khan of Mlive,
“We’ll see what the coaching staff and trainers want to do, that’s why it’s hard to say right now whether I’m going to play or not,’’ Lidstrom said. “Just have to wait it out tomorrow and see how it feels.’‘
He said he feels better than he did 2-3 days ago, but still has some pain when he’s turning. He is concerned that he might reaggravate it if he comes back too soon.
“It’s a matter of doctors making sure it’s healing the way it should be and you can’t aggravate it again,’’ Lidstrom said.
“I can take some pills and play through it, but the concern right now is how is it going to react the day after. If I play through the pain, is it going to be worse? Am I going to take a few days to get back at it again.?
“I don’t think I have to be pain-free (to play), but that’s the hard part of knowing when. I know I’m going to be sore playing, no way around it.’‘
When he addressed the media, coach Mike Babcock thought Lidstrom was playing.
“Nick’s in, isn’t he?’’ Babcock said. “I thought Nick was back for sure (but) that’s just me watching practice. I thought Kuba (defenseman Jakub Kindl) wasn’t quite ready.
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