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Michigan First Credit Union Morning Skate Update

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

Coach Mike Babcock
"We should be fresh and ready to go...anytime you get time off you've got to get yourself back going, and ideally that'll start tonight right when they drop the puck."
- Mike Babcock

Dan Cleary will return to the lineup tonight in place of
Teemu Pulkkinen, who's back in Grand Rapids.

Teemu Pulkkinen

Daniel Cleary
"You just have to keep the game simple and keep moving your feet out there...bring a good attitude and a good work ethic to the rink."
- Dan Cleary

Tomas Jurco won't be ready to return tonight due to his back injury.

Tomas Jurco

Coach Mike Babcock
Mike Babcock said the team is hoping Jurco can be ready to go on Thursday in Tampa.

Jimmy Howard was on the ice after morning skate,
working with goalie coach Jim Bedard.

Jimmy Howard

Jonas Gustavsson
Jonas Gustavsson joined Howie in some drills after the rest of the team skated.

 Petr Mrazek is expected to start in goal for the Red Wings.

Petr Mrazek

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