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Video- Derek Lalonde Today

10/26/2022 at 3:11pm EDT

Nine minutes of the coach today after practice. added 3:16pm, Dylan Larkin is below.

Paul

from Kevin Allen of Detroit Hockey Now,

Detroit Red Wings forward Oskar Sundqvist didn’t practice Wednesday and his status is unclear for their Thursday road game against the Boston Bruins.

“Oskar will be day to day, so I don’t know if we’ll have him,” Red Wings coach Derek Lalonde said.

After Wednesday’s practice, Lalonde wasn’t even sure Sundqvist would go to Boston.

Lalonde said Sundqvist’s injury was upper body, but offered no details. Sundqvist was on the ice for three goals-against in Detroit’s 6-2 loss to New Jersey.

“Obviously, he wasn’t himself last night,” Lalonde said. “I love the competitiveness in him trying to fight through it but if I had that over again we may have not played him because he obviously wasn’t himself last night, couldn’t get any battles. Just wasn’t himself.

Sundqvist had been playing with on a line with Michael Rasmussen and Elmer Soderblom. In Wednesday’s practice, Adam Erne was in Sundqvist’s spot.

Lalonde was looking at some different line combinations in Wednesday’s practice, including moving Joe Veleno to the second line to play with Lucas Raymond and Andrew Copp. Raymond is still looking for his first goal this season.

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Paul

from Ted Kulfan of the Detroit News,

Nobody is pulling any alarms yet, and it's hardly a crisis after only six games.

But forward Lucas Raymond was a leading contender for the Calder Trophy (rookie of the year) last season and there was every reason to suspect Raymond would follow with an even better season this time around.

It very well could still happen. But Raymond will have a little catching up to do, after having put up two points (both assists) through the first six games.

The inability to get in the goal-scoring column, along with the possibly beginning to press because of that, has gotten Raymond out of whack.

"He's so competitive, and now he's channeling it incorrectly and he's pressing," coach Derek Lalonde said. "It's typical with most players, let alone young players. It's not going in for him offensively, and he believes he can help the team with offense, and now it's looping and cheating (offensively) and not taking care of the wall and now he's stuck in his defensive zone instead of doing things he can do in the offensive zone.

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