Despite not being in uniform, Lidstrom and Homer were all the buzz at today's morning skate.
(Photo by Kevin Wilson/Detroit Red Wings)
“It feels good to be back, just a different feeling when you’re walking in here and you’re not a player anymore. It feels good to see the guys and a lot of the other people around the team." - Nicklas Lidstrom
"I just saw Homer and Nick in the hallway and told them, ‘I should have loved you more when you were here.’ I miss them so much, the puck got through the point all the time and Homer got the puck back." - Mike Babcock
"I miss being in the locker room, being around the guys and I miss the game situations too...I don’t miss the day-to-day grind of practicing, but just going out there and playing in front of 20,000 people and the intensity of the crowd." - Nicklas Lidstrom
Gustav Nyquist was called up from Grand Rapids this morning.
Todd Bertuzzi was placed on Injured Reserve with a sore back.
“Anaheim is playing real well, with a real good pace relative to what they have had the last couple of years. It’ll be a real test.” - Mike Babcock
Jordin Tootoo will play in his 500th NHL game tonight.
"Nashville has done tremendous things for me both on and off the ice...(but) I’m a Red Wing and as I’ve said before, I’m going to do whatever it takes to get two points every night." - Jordin Tootoo
Damien Brunner's parents spent the week here in Detroit to watch their son during the homestand.
"They’ve enjoyed it. It’s been awesome. We spent a lot of time together. They were impressed with the arena and all the other stuff around the Red Wings." - Damien Brunner on his parents visiting Detroit for the week