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Michigan First Credit Union Morning Skate Update

Friday, 10.4.2013 / 4:00 PM ET
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Daniel Alfredsson
Alfredsson

Daniel Alfredsson skated today (Sore Groin) and will be in the lineup tonight.


Darren Helm (Groin, Back) skated today, but won't be eligible to return for 9 more games.

 
Darren Helm
Helm

 
Daniel Alfredsson
Gustavsson

Jonas Gustavsson (Groin) was on the ice as well with Howie and Mrazek.


Jordin Tootoo (Shoulder) skated, but doesn't look to return
before being 100 percent.
 
Jordin Tootoo
Tootoo

 
E. Staal

The Wings are wary of the talent the Canes have up front with the Staal brothers.


"Being their home opener, I expect them to come out hard, be aggressive on their forecheck and pinching their (defense), so we’re going to have to be moving the puck well early on."
- Daniel Alfredsson

 
Daniel Alfredsson
Alfredsson
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Weiss
"They’re both big and strong and have a lot of skill. They’re good at both ends of the ice. You got to work and earn your ice against them and be aware of them defensively. Try to make them play in their zone as much as possible."
- Stephen Weiss

"I know Eric real well, he’s a good player, and then you add Semin into the mix. He’s a world-class talent. He can pass the puck and shoot the puck, big body. It’s a good group."
- Mike Babcock

 
Babcock

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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