Red Wings-Sharks morning skate: Mrazek starts; Abdelkader, Daley, Helm skating with team

The Detroit Red Wings host the San Jose Sharks this evening at Little Caesars Arena (8:00 PM EST on FSD/NBCS Bay Area/97.1 FM), with both teams looking to gain ground in desperate battles for playoff spots.

The Wings took to the ice at Little Caesars Arena for their morning skate just after 10:30 AM on Wednesday, and’s Dana Wakiji confirmed that Petr Mrazek would start:


Looks promising for injured #RedWings Helm, Abdelkader and Daley. Took line rushes in morning skate.

#RedWings morning skate: Mantha-Zetterberg-Nyquist Bertuzzi-Larkin-Athanasiou (Booth extra)







The Wings said, “Hello”…

Update: Fox Sports Detroit said, “Hello”…

Update #2: The San Jose Sharks weighed in:


Quoting’s Ann Frazier and Chris Krygier:

Team Teal is coming off a 5-2 loss to the Pittsburgh Penguins last night. Despite the loss it was in fact a very close game. The shots outshot the Penguins 42-3i but couldn’t get passed Matt Murray.

Sharks forward Logan Couture scored his 200th NHL goal. Brent Burns also tallied a goal fresh off his appearance in Tampa Bay for All-Star Weekend. Martin Jones was back in net after missing four games with the lower body injury. He faced 30 shots, saving 26 of them.

The Sharks lines saw quite the change last game. With Joe Thornton out, we can expect things to continue to shuffle around as the team tries to find new chemistry.




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2 thoughts on “Red Wings-Sharks morning skate: Mrazek starts; Abdelkader, Daley, Helm skating with team”

  1. Nice to see Abby inserted on the 4th line rather than one of the kids demoted out of the top 6. The Helm-Nielsen-Tatar line makes very little sense to me. No identity. Would rather see Nielsen between Tatar and Frk. That’s a 3rd line that could score a few goals. That leaves Helm-Glendening-Abby as a competent 4th line, grossly overpaid, but that at least suits their skill set.

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