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New Faces At Detroit’s Practice

Ansar Khan tweets,

Jakub Vrana and Troy Stecher on the ice for the start of #RedWings practice in blue non-contact jerseys. Neither due back for at least a few weeks. Stecher out since Nov. 4 (wrist surgery), Vrana all season (shoulder surgery).

Vrana has progressed to doing some shooting and stuck-handling while skating with the fourth line.

Thomas Greiss back in practice after being out 10 days in COVID protocol but he’s been a spectator so far, so doesn’t look like he’ll be ready this weekend.

added 12:26pm, Khan...

lines:
Namestnikov-Larkin-Raymond
Fabbri-Suter-Bertuzzi
Erne-Rasmussen-Zadina
Smith-Veleno-Gagner (Vrana)
Oesterle-Seider
Staal-Hronek
Leddy-Lindstrom
DeKeyser-Stecher

added 12:42pm, Khan...

power play:
1. Bertuzzi (net front), Fabbri (bumper), Larkin-Raymond (flanks), Seider (point).
2. Rasmussen (net front), Erne (bumper), Hronek-Zadina (flanks), Leddy (point).

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Can we please take Zadina off the 3rd line when Vrana returns?
Thanks in advance.

Posted by pnwwing on 01/27/22 at 01:55 PM ET

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Posted by pnwwing on 01/27/22 at 12:55 PM ET

Not yet, they need Zadina to show something, really anything right now, as they are trying to raise his trade value—-I hope.

The kid needs a change of scenery worse than Paul Coffey after the 1996 Western Conf Finals.

Posted by d ca on 01/28/22 at 02:20 AM ET

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