Tweets from Friday’s practice: No DeKeyser, no Veleno

MLive’s Ansar Khan was the first Red Wings scribe to weigh in from Friday’s Wings practice at the Belfor Training Center inside Little Caesars Arena:

#RedWings on ice for practice before tomorrow’s game vs. Buffalo and LCA. Staal is back after missing three games. DeKeyser (COVID protocol) and Veleno (upper body injury) not skating.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 26, 2021

The Wings host Buffalo tomorrow night at 7 PM EST (on Bally Sports Detroit/MSG-B/97.1 FM), and the Sabres are hosting the Montreal Canadiens in Buffalo tonight, so, in theory, anyway, the 9-9-and-3 Wings will be able to pounce upon the 7-10-and-2 Sabres.

Marc Staal back on the ice with the boys.

Veleno (upper body) and DeKeyser (COVID protocol) not practicing.— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) November 26, 2021

#RedWings lines at practice:
Notable that Smith and Zadina switched spots, at least for start of practice.
They’ve been rotating the seven healthy defensemen, using various pairs.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 26, 2021

#RedWings power play units:
1. Bertuzzi (net front), Fabbri (bumper), Larkin-Raymond (flanks), Seider (point).
2. Erne (net front), Suter (bumper), Hronek-Zadina (flanks), Leddy (point).
Wings no power plays first time this season Wednesday vs. STL, 7 in 6 games, 13 for opponents— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) November 26, 2021

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