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Wings receive a hand from the Hurricanes, will hold camp at Compuware

I don't know whether this will be open to the public, but MLive's Ansar Khan reports that the Red Wings found a more comfortable rink than the cramped and confined quarters of City Sports Arena, which is all but mashed into Mount Olivet Mount Elliot cemetary in Detroit, to hold training camp in a more comfortable facility--and the Wings received assistance from a surprising benefactor in the Carolina Hurricanes' organization, as they will be holding most of their abbreviated 2013 season training camp at Compuware Arena in Plymouth starting on Sunday:

The Detroit Red Wings will be holding most of their training camp at Compuware Sports Arena in Plymouth, home of the OHL's Whalers.

Camp will start Sunday with two sessions. They'll be at Compuware through Wednesday before moving back to Joe Louis Arena for the final two days, Thursday and Friday. Joe Louis Arena is not available through Wednesday due to a press event for the North American International Auto Show.

The Red Wings will open the season with games in St. Louis on Jan. 19 and Columbus on Jan. 21. Their home opener will be Tuesday, Jan. 22 vs. Dallas.

The Red Wings wrapped up their informal skates Friday at the Troy Sports Center. They will have their pre-camp physicals on Saturday but will not skate.

Update: Also, from the Free Press's Helene St. James:

And, from the Detroit News's Ted Kulfan:

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Mandingo's avatar

From Khan:

The Red Wings will open the season with games in St. Louis on Jan. 19 and Columbus on Jan. 21. Their home opener will be Tuesday, Jan. 22 vs. Dallas.

Nice. Opening the season with 3 games in 4 nights.

Anyone want to bet that no other team in the league is doing that?

Figured I’d get the whining about the schedule off to a good start.

Posted by Mandingo from The Garage on 01/11/13 at 03:00 PM ET

cigar_nurse's avatar

Great to have you back George. The City arena is next to Mt Elliot cemetery Mt Olivet is off 6 Mile and Van Dyke next to the city airport. I worked at Mt Olivet for a summer once cutting grass . Greatest job I ever had I must say.

Posted by cigar_nurse from On The mend for next season Greenville Pylons on 01/11/13 at 05:32 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

Derp! Sorry!

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 01/11/13 at 05:52 PM ET

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