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Wings/Blues Game On April 13th Will Start At 12:30pm ET

DETROIT – The start time for the Detroit Red Wings’ upcoming road game against the St. Louis Blues has been moved up to accommodate NBC Sports’ national broadcast of the Game of the Week. The Red Wings and Blues will now meet at 12:30 p.m. EDT (original start time – 3:00 p.m.) at Scottrade Center on Sunday, April 13, the final day of the NHL’s regular season.

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Wrapping Up The Zetterberg Talk

.. or at least until George gets online...

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

He has not been given a more specific timeline for a return.

“It is too soon; you take it day by day,” Zetterberg said. “You just get stronger and better every day. The only timeline we have is that eight weeks before contact. After that, just got to re-evaluate and hopefully I’m good enough to do some contact drills and we’ll see how fast it goes.”

Zetterberg, who has dealt with back issues for several years, said it’s difficult to explain what he was going through to anyone who hasn’t experienced it.


from Chuck Pleiness of Red Wings Front,

“I’ve never saw or felt that before,” Zetterberg said. “When I was lying there in Russia, I knew what Bert went through. It was tough. It was hard. The first 3-4 days was not good at all, but after that we found a way to make things better. I think maybe day five or six it happened, I kind of turned the corner and finally felt good enough to fly.”

There is still no timetable yet on when he’ll be back on the ice skating.

“I’ve been moving a lot more the last two weeks,” Zetterberg said. “I’ve just got to take it step-by-step and so far no hiccups. It’s just got to stay that way.”


Basically everything is on schedule.  If no setbacks before the eight week period, next step is contact drills and see how it goes.

added 2:35pm, Watch Zetterberg meeting with the media below...

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Zetterberg Says Plan Is To Return For Playoffs


added 1:09pm, Pleiness added another video with Zetterberg, follow here.

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Wings Skating At The Joe

Beat writers report Pavel Datsyuk is on the ice before the Wings start practice.

Also, Mitch Callahan has been returned to Grand Rapids which may mean Jurco will play tomorrow.

Updates will be added to this post as needed.

added 12:01pm,


added 12:24pm, Yes it is true...

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Red Wings didn’t blame Atkinson ‘goal’ for loss to Columbus, but Jimmy Howard delivered a zinger

I have to admire what Niklas Kronwall and Mike Babcock had to say to MLive's Ansar Khan about the absolutely bizarre and--as it turns out--non-reviewable goal "scored" by Cam Atkinson en route to Columbus's 4-2 victory over the Red Wings on Tuesday night, complicating the East's Wild Card race significantly...

“I don’t think any of us knew that was the rule; we can’t blame the refs either,” Red Wings defenseman Niklas Kronwall said. “They went to Toronto and they made the call. I guess that’s the rule. We got to live with it.”

Said Red Wings coach Mike Babcock: “It doesn’t matter what I think. They made a decision. I thought when the net was off the goal didn’t count, but they evidently think our guy pushed their guy in and so it’s a goal. There’s no sense disputing that. We had to get one more goal.”

But I do adore what Jimmy Howard had to say to the AP's Rusty Miller about the kerfuffle:

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Red Wings-Blue Jackets quick take: another ‘cheat’ win for Columbus?

I will grant you that the Red Wings were just dreadful early, that their penalty-killing blew, that they were not picking up rebounds but instead watching the Blue Jackets chip them down the ice all game long, and that Howard--let's all say it again, as usual--was stellar but didn't get nearly enough support...

But the Red Wings did rally from a 2-goal deficit, and whether you believe Cam Atkinson scored a legitimate goal or not, officiating was most certainly a farce on both sides en route to a 4-2 Red Wings loss that leaves the Wings and 3 other teams with 80 points and the Wings with 28 regulation-or-OT wins to the Blue Jackets' 32.

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If the Blue Jackets defeat Detroit, they will do so thanks to a joke of a goal

Columbus currently leads the Detroit Red Wings 3-2 because this goal by Cam Atkinson was deemed legal...


Here's the NHL's ruling:

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Khan: Red Wings may see Tomas Jurco return shortly

It's somewhat ironic that MLive's Ansar Khan is reporting the following about Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco just ahead of tonight's game against Blake Comeau's Blue Jackets:

After skating by himself a few times, Tomas Jurco practiced with the team Tuesday for the first time since suffering a broken rib March 11 on a cross-check by Columbus’ Blake Comeau.

“It feels better and I think I’m really close to being ready to play,” Jurco said. “I hope for Thursday.

“It doesn’t bother me to breathe, but it’s still sore. I guess it’s just going to go away in the next few days. It’s not that bad that I can’t play so I think I’ll be good.”

He’ll be wearing a protective jacket.

Khan continues with more Datsyuk talk.

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Detroit’s City Council plans on waiting until the last minute to vote on Wings’ JLA lease

Detroit's City Council has until April 1st to determine whether they will approve the new lease for Joe Louis Arena which happens to include a down-payment against any possible liabilities owed, and while WWJ reports that the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and the Michigan Strategic Fund have approved $6 million to cover Joe Louis Arena's demolition, the AP reports that the City Council plans on milking the "old" rink's dramatics for all they're worth by meeting not this week, but instead, on the last day of March:

The Detroit City Council has scheduled a special meeting March 31 to vote on a new lease for Joe Louis Arena, which is slated to be replaced as venue for the National Hockey League's Detroit Red Wings.

Councilwoman Brenda Jones announced the meeting Monday at a meeting of the council's Health and Safety Standing Committee.

The proposed lease with Olympia Entertainment would expire on June 30, 2015. It would be retroactive to 2010 when the old lease expired.

As the Free Press and MLive reported, the 39-block land transfer previously approved by the City Council doesn't happen without a new JLA lease, so the City Council's acting like...Itself.

Here's more about Tuesday's events from the Free Press's John Gallagher:

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Red Wings will make Henrik Zetterberg available to the media on Wednesday (& 2 more press releases)

As Paul noted, Pavel Datsyuk's begun skating on his own, which is good news, and the Red Wings issued a particularly intriguing press release about 55 minutes ago:


DETROIT – Detroit Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg will address the media tomorrow (Wednesday, March 26) in the Red Wings dressing room at Joe Louis Arena for the first time since back surgery. Zetterberg, who underwent a successful procedure on his back on February 21 at the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City, will be available to the media at the conclusion of the team’s 12:00 p.m. practice.

Also from the Wings, part 1:

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