Red Wings-Islanders morning skate Tweets: Staal appears to be out of COVID protocol

The 13-12-and-3 Detroit Red Wings hope to snap a 3-game losing streak as they host the 7-11-and-5 New York Islanders this evening at Little Caesars Arena (7:30 PM EST start on Bally Sports Detroit/MSG+/97.1 FM).

The Red Wings won the last meeting between the teams, but only via a 4-3 overtime decision, and Barry Trotz’s Islanders are trying to make their December push toward a re-set after struggling through the first 20-or-so games of the season.

Detroit theoretically held a morning skate, but the morning skate Tweets were very sparse today:

Marc Staal is back skating with the team as we prep for #NYIvsDET.

πŸ’»:β€” Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) December 14, 2021

Marc Staal on the ice for morning skate today. #LGRWβ€” Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) December 14, 2021

Alex Nedeljkovic is the first goaltender off the ice this morning. #LGRWβ€” Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) December 14, 2021

Meanwhile, in Plymouth, at the U.S. World Junior selection camp…

Red Wings prospect @Carter_Mazur continues to impress at the @usahockey #WorldJuniors selection camp. He’s showing goal-scoring touch and physicality. @NHLNetwork @DU_Hockey πŸ‡ΊπŸ‡Έβ€” Jon Morosi (@jonmorosi) December 14, 2021

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