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After Detroit’s Skate Today

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Detroit Red Wings goaltender Jonas Gustavsson might be ready to return to the lineup on Saturday, but defenseman Jonathan Ericsson isn’t likely to be back until next week.

Both said they felt good Thursday after the morning skate at Madison Square Garden, as the Red Wings prepare to face the New York Rangers tonight (7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit)....

“I’m starting to feel good now, should be a matter of maybe a day or two,” Gustavsson said. “I went full today, no issues so far. Maybe Saturday (vs. Los Angeles); we haven’t discussed everything but I think it would be ready to go.”

Ericsson, out since Dec. 23 with fractured ribs, was hoping to return Saturday, but it appears as if he’ll sit out at least a couple more games.

more including Helm skated today but still day-to-day...

added 1:34pm, Helene St. James view on the game at the Detroit Free Press, including video of Babcock talking about the Rangers...

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TreKronor's avatar

I’m quite excited to get Big-E back soon.  Should help a bit.

Posted by TreKronor on 01/16/14 at 02:20 PM ET

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