Posts Tagged ‘Lilja’

Red Wings Injury Updates

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Here’s some great news for Red Wings fans. After battling concussion symptoms for nearly a year, Andreas Lilja has returned to active duty. He’s starting in Grand Rapids for about three games and then he should be ready to re-join the Wings. Now Ken Holland has unenviable task of figuring out how to clear cap space for him which will be all the more difficult with Franzen also returning soon. They will most likely have to shed a few players.

Franzen is set to return Tuesday. That’s really good news for the injury riddled Red Wings. Hopefully, he can re-gain his scoring touch quickly and help the team secure a playoff berth.

Kronwall’s knee injury doesn’t appear to be too serious. He’s expected to be a game time decision for Saturday afternoon’s game in Los Angeles.

So it looks like things are finally starting to turn around for the Red Wings health-wise. Let’s hope they stay healthy for the rest of the season.

Kopecky Out For Game Five

Saturday, May 9th, 2009

Tomas Kopecky is not going to be available for game five against Anaheim on Sunday. He has a swollen cheek resulting from his game four fight with Francois Beauchemin.

It sure is a shame to see him miss time because of a fight that was a bad idea in the first place. The Red Wings were completely dominating the Ducks at the point in the game when the fight occurred. It really could have only served to fire up the Ducks. I guess Kopecky’s enthusiasm got the best of him.

He will be missed in game five. He’s a big physical presence who plays with a lot of grit and energy. He’s been playing very well in the playoffs so far. Luckily, the Red Wings depth is second to none. Kopecky will be replaced by Justin Abdelkader who is another of the Wings great players in Grand Rapids. If he plays half as a well as Ericsson did when he was called up, it’ll be just fine.

The injuries are starting to pile up now with Rafalski, Draper, and Lilja also out. Hopefully, some of them will start coming back soon. They’re all close to being cleared to play.