Red Wings-Predators morning skate Tweets: Green taking part in Wings’ skate

Updated 6x at 12:01 PM: Green is OUT tonight:

The Detroit Red Wings welcome the Nashville Predators to town (7:30 PM EST on FSD/FS Tennessee/97.1 FM) the morning after Nashville defeated the Ottawa Senators 5-2, and MLive’s Ansar Khan reported good news from the Wings’ morning skate:

Meanwhile, in Philly…

Back in Detroit,’s Dave Hogg said, “Hello”…

As did the Red Wings…

And the Detroit News’s David Guralnick…’s Dana Wakiji weighed in as well…

Fox 2’s Sky Kerstein also weighed in…

Update: You guys like short videos?

Update #2: More Cotsonika:

Asked why Mrazek wasn’t consistent and worth a $4M qualifier, Holland said: “There’s a coaching staff there. Certainly I’ve got ideas. Sometimes there’s things that I think about certain situations I can’t tell you people. I don’t think it’s fair to all the people involved.” (1)

That’s a pretty strong hint that there was more to the Mrazek situation than meets the eye. Holland went on to say Mrazek dug in over the summer knowing he would have to compete with Howard. (2)

Update #3: After the morning skate…

Also, per HSJ…

Mike Green out tonight

Mike Green said he’s talked to Holland about possible trade, said he’s open minded.

Green hurt neck in Tampa. Skated today, expects to play Thursday


Green said he’s out tonight. #RedWings

#RedWings Green (upper body injury) said he’s targeting Thursday for his return.


#RedWings Green says probably another day needed so hoping to play Thursday.


Green said he has talked to Holland and will again if and when a potential trade comes up. He has a full no-trade clause.


Green not ready to play yet…eyeballing Thursday…said he’s prepared for trade but not a distraction

And the Wings…

Green is out tonight.

Upper-body. Looks to return Thursday vs Buffalo. #RedWings

Update #4: From’s Brooks Bratten:

Three days after suffering a 3-1 defeat at the hands of the Red Wings, the Nashville Predators get their chance at revenge as the two meet once again, this time in Detroit in their first visit to the brand-new Little Caesars Arena. Tonight’s contest is the second and final of the season between the Preds and Wings; Nashville has not beaten Detroit in the last seven tries.

The Predators will also finish the second half of a back-to-back set tonight; they started things off with a 5-2 win over Ottawa on Monday night, their first victory in three tries.

“We played a pretty good game Saturday [against Detroit], but we still thought we could play a lot better,” Preds Captain Roman Josi said following the loss. “I thought it was better tonight. We had a lot of chances. All our lines were going and made a lot of shots. It’s a big win for us.”

Last Time Out:

Viktor Arvidsson scored twice in the 5-2 win over Ottawa, becoming the first Preds player to reach the 20-goal mark this season. Josi, Ryan Ellis and Craig Smith also found the back of the net on Monday – with Ellis and Josi’s markers coming on the power play – and Pekka Rinne recorded his 299th career win.

Defenseman P.K. Subban continues to lead the club in scring with 45 points, followed by Filip Forsberg with 41 points and Arvidsson with 39 points. Smith and Kevin Fiala follow Arvidsson with 18 goals apiece, while Forserg has 17 to his name.

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