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Morning Skate Update

Saturday, 02.23.2013 / 3:10 PM ET
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Morning Skate Update

Brendan Smith gets in some extra skating drills after morning skate.
(Photo by Kevin Wilson/DetroitRedWings)

"(Nashville) played last night, we didn't, we need a win.”
- Mike Babcock

"We've got to play a good 60 minutes to make (a win) happen. We've got to start on time and just keep playing.”
- Mike Babcock

Jimmy Howard will get the nod in goal tonight.

Johan Franzen is out tonight with a lower-body injury.



Kyle Quincey is out with a high-ankle sprain.

Jakub Kindl will be back in the lineup to replace the injured Quincey.


Patrick Eaves is expected to be in the lineup tonight.

Brendan Smith said he has been cleared for light contact and hopes to play Wednesday.



Jan Mursak cleared waivers this afternoon and has been assigned to the Griffins.


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