Kulfan’s notebook: Wings living in a coronavirus world

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan filed a pre-scrimmage notebook which focuses on the fact that the Red Wings find themselves having to navigate through the sticky wicket that is avoiding the coronavirus as their 2020-2021 season looms:

“We’re going to do the best we can, be as safe as we can while we’re here and when we’re at home,” forward Luke Glendening said. “It’s part of the reality of what we’re living in.”

Players are distancing in the locker room and masks are commonly worn when not on the ice. But the challenge for every team might be increased when teams begin going on the road, as schedules begin to be unhinged.

“We’re going to be confined to our hotel on the road,” forward Dylan Larkin said. “There won’t be much outside contact. From what I’ve heard, all meals will be at the hotel. You can go for a walk with a mask, but that’s about it. That’s OK.

“We’re willing to do that because we want to play. We’re trying to be safe as possible. It’s a concern as we get traveling and there’s more contact outside of what we usually have at LCA. Our guys are really committed to wearing a mask and doing all the right things.”


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