Banged Up Wings Face Streaking Ducks
Sunday, 01.12.2014 / 12:05 PM ET
(Photo by Dave Reginek/Detroit Red Wings)
Already without several key players including Pavel Datsyuk and Johan Franzen, the Red Wings announced just before the game that they'd also be without Daniel Alfredsson due to back spasms.
"I'm getting to expect it, right? I come in every day and someone's not playing," Detroit coach Mike Babcock said of the numerous injuries. "Bottom line is, the guys that dressed played hard."
The injuries continue to pile on for the Red Wings; Howard sustained a hip flexor injury during the game Saturday and won't be available. Petr Mrazek will get the start and Babcock is unsure if Jonas Gustavsson, who's been out with a groin injury, is ready to be the backup.
"I don't know how any of this works," he said. "I just know that Mrazek's starting [Sunday]."
Tonight, Petr Mrazek and the banged up Wings will go for their second straight in California.
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