A bit belated: on ‘nagging things’

This one’s a little late, and a little frustrating: at Tuesday’s morning skate, Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill had this to say regarding the Red Wings players nursing nagging injuries, as noted by DetroitRedWings.com’s Dana Wakiji:

Forwards Dylan Larkin, Andreas Athanasiou and Darren Helm are all fighting through a few nagging things following training camp.

Blashill said there was nothing really new on them.

“Again, like I said the other day, I don’t want two days to turn into two weeks,” Blashill said. “It’s a lot of soft tissue stuff. So we’ll take our time with it. I don’t anticipate any of those guys necessarily being in tomorrow but we’re looking at Friday as potential so we’ll see, but nothing big.”

Defenseman Mike Green, who missed the Red and White Game along with Larkin and Helm, could be ready a little sooner.

“Mike could potentially play tomorrow,” Blashill said. “I’m looking at him potentially for tomorrow, maybe Friday.”

The Red Wings’ heavy exhibition schedule includes a game in Chicago tonight, and then the Wings host the Islanders on Friday, Pittsburgh on Sunday, and they head to Long Island for a Monday game.

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