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Red Wings super-quickie catch-up post

Things one learns that surprise them: apparently, it is possible to get hypothermia while attempting to burrow under the covers in your bed. I learned that one thanks to a significant power outage in South Lyon, when it got down to the high 40's in TMR headquarters, and I'm still practically shivering--which is incredibly rare for this polar bear.

So that's why I was absent on Sunday and for part of Monday. As such, I missed a chunk of Red Wings news, and here's a summary of the MSM's articles from the past 20-something hours, posted in bullet-point form as there's a game taking place tonight (Detroit vs. Columbus, 7:30 PM on Fox Sports Detroit, the NBC Sports Network and 97.1 FM, and you can find practice and personnel updates here), given that tomorrow night, the Wings hold their home opener vs. Dallas (7:30 PM, FSD/97.1) and given that the team has officially announced that there will be a presser at 4:30 PM tomorrow in which a certain Tomas Holmstrom will make his retirement official:

Detroit News:

  • After the team practiced on Sunday, they told the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan that they were very dissatisfied with their effort against St. Louis;
  • Kulfan reported that the Wings lost Jonathan Ericsson (shoulder), Jonas Gustavsson (groin) and Jan Mursak (shoulder) to injuries, with Mursak's being the most significant;
  • The News posted a photo gallery from Saturday's drubbing;
  • And Kulfan noted that Patrick Eaves will make his 2013 season debut tonight.

Detroit Free Press:

Macomb Daily:

  • Chuck Pleiness took note of the injuries on Sunday, Jan Mursak's status as having a collarbone injury...
  • And he noted that Mike Babcock felt that his team gave up "freebies" against the Blues.

MLive:

Detroit Red Wings:

Grand Rapids Griffins:

Toledo Walleye:

  • The Toledo Walleye defeated the Evansville Icemen 2-1 on Saturday, with Jordan Pearce stopping 22 shots. The Walleye's website provides a recap, and Pearce headed to Grand Rapids to replace McCollum.

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HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

Stepdad got an extra ticket for me for some father-son time.  Any other Columbus-based KK’ers going to the game, keep your eyes peeled for the sexy grizzled guy in the Red Wings hoodie.  Stop and say Hi if you do.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 01/21/13 at 05:34 PM ET

Bugsy's avatar

Enjoy the game, but I’ll be curious what you look like without the headgear in your photo. I don’t think the Wings can play any worse than they did in St. Louis.  Also hope you don’t see any other Wings join the “tender groin club” as Helene St. James put it (I can’t watch the game at the moment).

Posted by Bugsy on 01/21/13 at 08:52 PM ET

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