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Morning Skate Update

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings
Darren Helm told analyst Pierre McGuire that he was 'close' at today's morning skate.

(Photo by Kevin Wilson/Detroit Red Wings)

Ericsson 

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“I guess it’s a game-time decision…We'll see, I'm going to have to wait until later today. (My shoulder) is better than it was last night.”
Jonathan Ericsson on his status for tonight


  Babcock


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“Yeah, we sure think (Ericsson will play). It’s a game-time decision.”
– Mike Babcock




McCollum  

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“It’s extremely exciting…it’s a real thrill to be back just practicing with these guys and to be around the atmosphere”
Tom McCollum on his recent call-up


  McCollum


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“I feel a lot more comfortable this year…A lot more relaxed and I know how to handle things a lot better…Just kind of approaching it as one shot at a time and having fun playing hockey.”
Tom McCollum on his AHL season


Babcock  

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“He competed to get to his spot. Was a great, great, great teammate, great man and ultra-competitive…and he found a way to win four Stanley Cup championships and represent his country. Pretty impressive.”
– Babcock on Tomas Holmstrom


  Howard

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“When things like (last game) happen, you just have to rebound, go back out there and give the guys a better chance to win…You have to work, it’s as simple as that.”
Jimmy Howard

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