Tweets from practice: Season ticket-holder practice includes ‘maintenance days’ for Zetterberg, Daley, Green

The Red Wings hit the ice at Little Caesars Arena for practice just before noon on Wednesday, hoping to follow up their shootout win over Philadelphia with a strong performance against the Washington Capitals on Thursday.

Meanwhile, in Washington, per the Washington Post’s Isabelle Khurshudyan (Washington won a 4-3 decision over Dallas last night):

To clarify: it’s a “maintenance day” for Holtby. Remi Elie collided with him in the third period and Holtby was slow to get up. Finished the game obviously.

Trotz said Kuznetsov will travel with team to Detroit. Didn’t commit to him playing tomorrow. Caps say Kuznetsov didn’t participate fully in practice, though it all looked pretty normal to me.

Trotz also said that Grubauer would “probably” start tomorrow. Again, with the number of games the team has coming up, Trotz doesn’t want to ride one. Keeping both guys fresh and active.

Trotz added that it was an optional practice today because there’s some “sickness” going around.

Back in Detroit…

Remember when the Wings held at least one “open practice” that the public could attend per year? Fun times…

Etc. etc.:

It looks like the practice is fully-attended, but, well, per Wakiji…

Among #RedWings not practicing are Zetterberg, Daley, Green and Glendening. All but Glendening most likely maintenance days.

The Detroit News’s Gregg Krupa reported this about Glendening, who blocked a shot during overtime last night, after the game:

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan also said, “Hello”…


After practice…

Update: From Wakiji:

Blashill said Glendening, Zetterberg, Daley and Green all expected to be available tomorrow.

Also, from Kulfan…

Blashill gave indication after practice today everyone will be available vs. Washington…Today’s practice was optional, and Glendening (foot) didn’t skate after blocking shot last night.

And the Free Press’s Helene St. James:

Blashill says he anticipates everyone being available Thursday. Somewhat optional practice today.

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