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George is sitting in the dark today until his power is restored. His area has been without power since about 4am or so, high winds caused the damage this time.

So, let's go all Teddy today...





added 3:54pm, added and update below via Ansar Khan of Mlive.

Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson said he is questionable for Monday's game against Columbus after hurting his shoulder. He stepped on a puck and crashed into the boards.

Goaltender Jonas Gustavsson won't dress the next two games due to a sore groin. The club has recalled Tom McCollum from the Grand Rapids Griffins. He will dress as Jimmy Howard's backup Monday and Tuesday.

Right wing Jan Mursak is out for several weeks due to a collar bone/SC joint injury caused by a hit from David Backes on Saturday. Mursak will have further tests on Tuesday.

Right wing Patrick Eaves will replace Mursak in the lineup Monday. It will be Eaves' first game since Nov. 26, 2011, when he was hit in the side of the head by a shot and suffered a broken jaw and concussion.

Defenseman Jakub Kindl (groin) returned to practice today and said he feels good. He thinks he could play Monday if needed. For sure by Friday.

Center Darren Helm (back) continues to improve, taking part in half the practice, the second day he's been on the ice since getting hurt. He is aiming for a Friday return.

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WestWing's avatar

Gustavsson says his groin usually acts up at the start of season…says he is day to day but sounds like he is out for next two games

Oh well, might as well stir the drink a little.

Gustavsson clearly wants no part of playing goal behind that defense, and after last night really can you blame him?  Meanwhile Jimmy Howard’s gotta be pissed that he didn’t think of it first.  Paging Mr. Mrazek!

Posted by WestWing from Portland, Oregon on 01/20/13 at 04:46 PM ET

perfection's avatar

watch the Griffins game from last night… poor Mr Mrazek got his face pummeled in a fight. I hope he’s ok

Posted by perfection from LaLaLand on 01/20/13 at 07:02 PM ET


Gustavsson clearly wants no part of playing goal behind that defense

He played for the Leafs for three seasons.  He’s used to being hung out to dry by his defense.

Posted by Garth on 01/20/13 at 07:48 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

Eaves in for mursak says babcock…who adds Ericsson is fine

Babs clearly wasn’t talking about his play.

Ericsson hurt his shoulder going into board after stepping on puck says he is questionable for tomorrow

He’s been “questionable” since his first year with the Wings. And Saturday night was no exception. Ericsson is a grossly overpaid third-pairing d-man who’s playing on the top pairing. That’s how pathetic the Wings defense is right now.

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 01/20/13 at 11:41 PM ET

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