Tweets from practice: Wings prepare for Fathers-and-mentors trip without Zetterberg; Howard likely to start Thursday

Updated 3x at 12:49 PM: The Red Wings hit the ice at Little Caesars Arena just after 11 AM, skating ahead of both their Fathers’ Trip and a set of difficult games on the road against Tampa Bay (the Wings have a 10-game losing streak going against the Lightning) and Nashville:

The Free Press’s Helene St. James also said, “Hello”…


As did MLive’s Ansar Khan:

Zetterberg only player not skating today, which has been the norm on off-days for #RedWings


Update: After practice, per MLive’s Ansar Khan:’s Wakiji confirms Howard’s status as the starter…

#RedWings Howard says he is starting in Tampa.

#RedWings Blashill said Zetterberg had a maintenance day, expected to play tomorrow in Tampa.


Update #2: AWood40 posted an annotated highlight clip from last night’s game:

Update #3: FYI:

Update #3: MLive’s Khan posted a clip of Tomas Tatar discussing Olympic hockey:

Also FYI:


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