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Practice Tweets: Green doesn’t skate, AA leaves early, returns; Mrazek starts

Updated 3x at 1:41 PM: The Red Wings hit the ice around noon on Tuesday to prepare for Wednesday's TSN game against...Dion Phaneuf's...Ottawa Senators, and just prior to practice, DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose "dropped some knowledge":

At 23 years old, @pmrazek34 is the 6th youngest goalie, and the first since Osgood (1993-94) to win 20 games in a season for the #RedWings.

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The youngest 20-game winners for the #RedWings: Lumley (18), Osgood (21), Sawchuk (21), Crozier (22), Cheveldae (22) and Mrazek (23).

The Wings received good news on the Abdelkader front, per MLive's Ansar Khan...

No hearing for #RedWings Abdelkader with NHL for hit on Barkov. Team believes he's in the clear.

And the Wings got to work, per the Free Press's George Sipple:

#wings http://vine.co/v/i1xeaadQ5Hn

Khan continued...

Kronwall (knee) and Green (groin) only Wings not skating.

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Mrazek working in the starter's net, no surprise there.

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#RedWings Athanasiou left the ice just before line rushes. He played the final 1:10 last night.

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#RedWings lines in practice:
Abdelkader-Datsyuk-Zetterberg
Tatar-Larkin-Richards
Jurco-Andersson-Nyquist
Helm-Glendening-Sheahan
Pulkkinen

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Defense the same as last night:
Quincey-DeKeyser
Smith-Kindl
Ericsson-Marchenko

The Detroit News's Gregg Krupa said, "Hello"...

abdelkader reportedly free.

As did DetroitRedWings.com's Dana Wakiji...

Although considered day to day, #RedWings Green not skating.

FYI regarding tomorrow's Wings-Sens game:

Hello, Red Wings!

Roose continued as well...

Athanasiou left the ice before line rushes. #RedWings went with: 40-13-8; 14-18-26; 21-17-71; and 43-15-41. Now on to PP/PK work.

Update: From Wakiji:

From Khan...

Athanasiou now back on the ice. Not sure why he left for a bit.

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Power play units:
Zetterberg-Datsyuk-Abdelkader (net front), Richards-Smith
And
Nyquist-Larkin-Tatar, Helm (net front), Kindl

And Roose:

Athanasiou is back on the ice at #RedWings practice

Sipple...

Update #2: After practice, per Khan...

Athanasiou said he left practice for a bit because his skate broke. He's good to go tomorrow.

Roose...

Mystery solved. A broken skate forced Athanasiou to leave the ice early in #RedWings practice.

Sipple...

Athanasiou left practice for bit due to broken skate. He's fine for tomorrow.

FYI:

Okay, then:

From St. James...

Blashill said hope is Niklas Kronwall (knee) will join practices later this week. Has skated on his own.

The Wings...

Coach Blashill says Kronwall has been skating off-site. Knee is  progressing, hoping to get him back at practice in a few days. #RedWings

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Mike Green (groin) still day-to-day. Didn't skate today. #RedWings

Wakiji...

#RedWings Blashill said Kronwall skating offsite, could practice by end of week. Green not skating, unlikely for Wednesday.

Khan...

Blashill said same lineup as last night, so Andersson and Pulkkinen scratched. Mrazek starting.

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Blashill said Kronwall skated on his own past couple of days. Could return on Sunday (first days he's eligible) or maybe later in week.

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Blashill said Green still day to day. Didn't skate today. Us usually takes at least a week, 10 days minimum for groin injuries.

Update #3: More from St. James...

Jeff Blashill on Dion Phaneuf: "He's been a really good D for a long time. I think it will improve their D corps." Wings host Senators Wed.

Kulfan...

No major developments at practice today...Green (groin) didn't skate and remains day-to-day...

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Kronwall (knee) has begun some light skating but obviously won't be ready to play when he comes off the IR list Sunday...

FYI:

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Tatar-Larkin-Richards

New line?

Posted by VPalmer on 02/09/16 at 02:41 PM ET

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I just discovered this, not sure if others have seen it, but it’s awesome.

https://youtu.be/j8wGQkj1ZEs

DBOSS!

Posted by BobafettVegas on 02/09/16 at 02:43 PM ET

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DBoss?

Posted by weswolverine on 02/09/16 at 02:53 PM ET

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Winging It in Motown first found it, and then Deadspin posted it. I’m not sure what you’d want me to do with it as I did a lot of stupid things as a teenager, too.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/09/16 at 02:59 PM ET

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Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 02/09/16 at 01:59 PM ET

One of my buddies that coaches a 12U travel team, actually used this as a “life lesson” to an extent, an example that whatever the kids do on their phones or the net, lives forever, and could come back to make them look bad. Hard to find case examples where its not extreme, this is at least light hearted.

Posted by MurrayChadwick from Window Seat on the Captain's Ship on 02/09/16 at 03:07 PM ET

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His friend is no slouch either.

Posted by RyanVM on 02/09/16 at 04:02 PM ET

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Athanasiou said he left practice for a bit because his skate broke. He’s good to go tomorrow.

Phew…

Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 02/09/16 at 04:08 PM ET

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Glad Blashill finally listened to me and put Tatar with Larkin and Richards! ;>)

I’m assuming that Andersson was keeping the center spot warm for AA…
(Jurco-Andersson/AA-Nyquist) Although I’m still not sold that Jurco is better in the lineup than Pulkky. I like having the Pulk-cannon on the powerplay. Still, I’d rather see Jurcs on the 3rd line than the 4th.

Love the 4th line - Helm-Glendening-Sheahan

I also like the way there’s a speedster on each of the bottom 3 lines. Larkin, AA, Helm.

Posted by SnarkinLarkin on 02/09/16 at 04:25 PM ET

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