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Morning Skate Update

by Staff Writer / Detroit Red Wings

Coach Bedard runs some of the Red Wings through shooting drills at morning skate.
(Photo by Dan Mannes/Detroit Red Wings)


Jonas Gustavsson will be between the pipes for Detroit tonight.

"Gustavsson's got to come to the party. He's got to play for us...He gets an opportunity, he has to make good on it."
- Mike Babcock

Coach Babcock said the same 6
defensemen will be in the lineup tonight.

Damien Brunner will play tonight after
being a healthy scratch last night.



The Wings won't have to face Mike Smith in goal tonight (upper-body injury), so Jason LaBarbera will be in net for Phoenix.

Todd Bertuzzi did skate again today, but is now dealing with pain in his leg and is having difficulty skating.



One of the Wings' top prospects, Calle Jarnkrok, will play 9 games for the Grand Rapids Griffins this season, then return to Sweden.

Ken Holland wants Jarnkrok to get a taste of North American hockey before competing for a sport with Detroit before next season.


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