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Notes On An Off Day

03/27/2019 at 4:04pm EDT

from Dana Wakiji of the Wings website,

Wings coach Jeff Blashill expects Glendening and Mantha to play in Buffalo Thursday.

"I anticipate both of them to be maintenance days," Blashill said. "They both got little issues. I think they're both going to be ready to play tomorrow. I won't know that 100 percent until tomorrow. Glendening, certainly I expect to play. He's had a number of nagging injuries that he plays through. We just felt it was best for him to have a rest. Mantha blocked a shot the other day. He's got some swelling, so he'll hopefully be able to feel fine in the skate tomorrow and be able to play."

Things aren't quite as positive for Vanek and Rasmussen.

"Ras potentially could be out for the rest of the year, just because we're running out of time," Blashill said. "Nothing long-term effect, just the reality of the situation. Vanny skated today, swelling was down. Potential to get a couple games in, but will not play in this game or Friday."

There was also some news on Jacob de la Rose, who left the March 19 game against the New York Rangers after two periods due to an accelerated heartbeat.

"de la Rose saw a specialist this morning," Blashill said. "There's a procedure that is suggested that would ultimately fix his issue. If that procedure is done, that would take him out for the rest of the year, meaning he would have to be on blood thinners for a bit and couldn't play contact sports for a bit but then would be totally fine for next year.

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