Kulfan talks training camp questions, and health is the Wings’ biggest concern

The Detroit News’s Ted Kulfan filed a lengthy article discussing the questions facing the Red Wings heading into training camp, and question #1 is the biggest issue:

Health of Dylan Larkin, Tyler Bertuzzi, Robby Fabbri and Danny DeKeyser: Larkin (neck), Bertuzzi (back surgery) and Fabbri (concussion) all missed the end of last season. Without them, the lack of offense was magnified.

The Wings need those three forwards to be healthy, and it’ll be interesting to see if all will be ready once camp begins. 

Fabbri said recently he is fully healthy, and has been skating. Larkin and Bertuzzi, said Blashill, are skating and on schedule. But Blashill wouldn’t commit to saying both will be ready to practice at the start of camp.

DeKeyser is on this list for a different reason. He missed playing time early last season returning from back surgery. As the season progressed, DeKeyser appeared to gain strength and mobility, and looked closer to his usual self.

With several months off to rest and rehab, a healthier DeKeyser makes the Wings’ lineup stronger.

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