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Morning Skate Update

Friday, 02.01.2013 / 2:40 PM
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Morning Skate Update

Henrik Zetterberg was back on the ice this morning after missing practice yesterday; he plans on playing tonight.
(Photo by Kevin Wilson/Detroit Red Wings)

 
Babcock
Mike Babcock said the lineup will be the same as it was last game.

Ian White and Carlo Colaiacovo did skate and go through some drills this morning.
White
Colaiacovo

Helm
Gustavsson
Samuelsson
Darren Helm, Jonas Gustavsson, and Mikael Samuelsson did not skate.

Valtteri Filppula was not on the ice, but is expected to play tonight.  
Filppula
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Zetterberg
“I had a sore throat and fever for two days. I feel better today. …
I’ll play.”
– Henrik Zetterberg

“It was not a good game. We want to play better today.”
– Henrik Zetterberg on season opener vs. Blues
 
Zetterberg

 
Howard
“We know they're a good team…We're expecting a lot more competitive game out of ourselves.”
– Jimmy Howard

“Still cautious about (my groin) because it didn’t work out for the shorter break that I had in training camp…it’s a matter of a couple of days. I’ll start skating very soon.”
– Mikael Samuelsson
 
Samuelsson

 
White
“I was actually hoping to play today… I felt fine skating but then the doctor explained if you fall…it’ll blow everything up in there. I’m aiming for Tuesday, we’ll see.”
– Ian White

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