Post-practice Tweets: Staal ‘takes a maintenance day’; no update on Larkin

The Red Wings shuffled their lines ahead of tomorrow night’s game vs. Buffalo (7 PM EDT on Bally Sports Detroit/MSG-B/97.1 FM) during Friday’s practice, with the Wings looking to snap an 0-3-and-1 winless streak which was punctuated by last night’s 5-1 loss to Boston

Red Wings lines/pairs for practice in Buffalo today

Rowney extra

DeKeyser/Lindstrom/Seider rotation
Oesterle-Stecher— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) November 5, 2021

After practice (in addition to finding out that former Wing Anthony Mantha will miss Thursday’s reunion game with the Wings as he, like Jakub Vrana before him, has had shoulder surgery), we received good news regarding Marc Staal…

Jeff Blashill said today was a maintenance day for Marc Staal and he is expected to be in the lineup tomorrow. @DetroitRedWings #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) November 5, 2021

And, well, no news regarding Dylan Larkin is no news regarding Dylan Larkin, as distressing to the fan base as it might be:

Jeff Blashill says no further update on Red Wings C Dylan Larkin (away for personal reasons).— Helene St. James (@HeleneStJames) November 5, 2021

Jeff Blashill said there is still no further update on Dylan Larkin. Away from the team for personal reasons. @DetroitRedWings #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) November 5, 2021

Blashill says no update on Larkin, no timeframe #RedWings— Ted Kulfan (@tkulfan) November 5, 2021

Irony alert:

Jeff Blashill said Jakub Vrana is rehabbing right now. Blashill added he would not put a timeline on it right now. He will be able to tell us more after the new year. #LGRW @DetroitRedWings— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) November 5, 2021

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