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Rafalski Out For Game One

Friday, May 1st, 2009

Brian Rafalski will not be playing in game one against the Ducks. The reason is not being released and Mike Babcock says that he’s day-to-day.

This means that Ericsson is being moved up to top defensive pairing; he’ll be paired Lidstrom. This is a huge opportunity for the young defenseman. He’s played so well since they brought him up from Grand Rapids. I really think he’s up to the task. I have almost as much confidence in him as I do in Lidstrom. I’m looking forward to seeing him get more minutes.

Chelios will be in tonight to round out the third pairing with Lebda.