Training camp, Day 5: post-practice media availabilities

From the Athletic’s Max Bultman comes the new “upper-body injury” and “lower-body injury” term for this season:

Svechnikov gets the “unfit to practice” designation — which, again, covers injury and illness. Certainly, we all saw him come off the ice with an apparent injury, but it sounds like that’s the only designation we’re going to get out of the team for anyone missing practice.— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) January 7, 2021

Jeff Blashill says he prefers Filip Hronek on the left flank of the power play, which makes a lot of sense with Hronek’s one-timer ability. That certainly explains why it’s been DeKeyser up top on the Mantha/Larkin power-play unit. We’ll see if that sticks, though— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) January 7, 2021

Jeff Blashill had no update on Red Wings F Evgeny Svechnikov (looked like injured R arm in scrimmage). Said he’s “unfit,” per what NHL wants teams to say.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 7, 2021

Jeff Blashill said his wallet is heavier after USA gold medal victory at #IIHFWorldJuniors Thanked Kris Draper for contribution.— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) January 7, 2021

Here’s Fox Sports Detroit’s pre-season teaser, too:

Buckle down, Motown. Season starts on Jan. 14th. #LGRW— FOX Sports Detroit (@FOXSportsDet) January 7, 2021

Svechnikov – “Unfit to practice”, per Blashill, which covers illness/injury currently in the NHL. #RedWings— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) January 7, 2021

#RedWings Blashill said Svechnikov “unfit to play” and indicated that’s going to be the standard line with any injury/illness this season per NHLPA, not even providing estimated timeline. Svechnikov appeared to injure his right arm in yesterday’s scrimmage.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) January 7, 2021

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