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by George Malik on 05/09/12 at 09:35 PM ET
If you missed it in the overnight report, Red Wings GM Ken Holland gave the Free Press’s Helene St. James and the Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan some standard updates regarding Danny Cleary’s knee surgery, but MLive’s Brendan Savage provides us with a bit more detail as to how the damage in Cleary’s knee—in terms of arthritis and the kind of knee-on-knee grinding that cannot be easily repaired by arthroscopic surgery—will affect #11 going forward:
“There was some floating debris in there (the doctor) cleaned out and some torn cartilage he fixed,” Holland said. “We have to monitor him next season but he should be ready for camp. The doctor feels the surgery was a success.”
Holland said the doctor wants the Red Wings to keep a close watch on how Cleary prepares for training camp in order to ease the wear and tear on his left knee, which required pain-killing injections during the playoffs.
“Danny played with a lot of adversity and a lot of pain,” Holland said.
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