Kulfan: Coach Blashill discusses his players suffering from ‘tweaks’

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan provides a training camp injury update in his daily notebook:

Dylan Larkin, Mike Green and Darren Helm didn’t participate in the scrimmage, all bothered by “minor little tweaks,” Blashill said.

“Common with training camp,” Blashill said. “We have a bunch of guys with little tweaks and what-not, the normall stuff with going 100 miles-per-hour into training camp. We’ll have to adjust our practice accordingly.”

Andreas Athanasiou, who scored a goal in the scrimmage — the Red team ultimately won 2-1, in a shootout — left the ice in the second half (they played two separate halves, rather than three periods) because of a “tweak,” Blashill said.

The Wings end the training camp portion of the schedule Monday at Centre Ice Arena, and head home to face Chicago Tuesday at Little Caesars Arena in the first of nine exhibition games.

Continued; as far as we were told today, none of the Wings’ “tweaks” are major issues.

Update: In the longer-term vein, from MLive’s Ansar Khan:

Defensemen Mike Green, Trevor Daley and Jonathan Ericsson all missed extensive time last season due to injuries. Each heads into the final year of his contract in good health.

“Green has had no ill effect from last year’s virus so I think that’s a great thing for him,” Blashill said. “He said he felt great as he started to really train hard this summer.

“In talking to Dales, same thing. Dales ultimately had a real tough year as well; every 10 games he was out of it. He’s felt great coming into training camp. I think we have a whole bunch of guys that have little tweaks and whatnot, the normal stuff that comes with going 100 miles an hour into training camp, so we’ll have to just adjust our practices accordingly, but I think overall, the health’s good.”

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