from Dana Wakiji of DetroitRedWings.com,
Most of the Wings took the opportunity during the All-Star break and bye to head for warmer climes.
"We went to Mexico for four days and got in the sun," Dylan Larkin said. "I enjoyed it. It was good to let the bumps and bruises heal up. Take some time away."
Ericsson and his family also went to Mexico.
"My family had a really good time," Ericsson said. "Getting recharged this season, different scenery, warm weather, it was in Mexico, you can never go wrong with that. It was a great time and the focus only on the kids. We've been gone a lot and the kids are getting older, noticing that Dad is gone a lot, so it was nice to spend some quality time with them."
Now that everyone is back, Blashill is hoping that everyone is a little healthier and ready to attack the last 31 games.
"I thought the Christmas break refreshed us," Blashill said. "When you don't win, you get beat down. These breaks, I think that one proved to be good and I'm hoping this one can prove to be good, too."
added 2:48pm, Below, watch Blashill and Larkin after the skate.