Tweets from Monday’s practice: makeshift group of Wings skates

The Detroit Red Wings removed Carter Rowney, Givani Smith, Pius Suter, coach Jeff Blashill and assistant coach Alex Tanguay from COVID protocols before Monday’s practice, but that left 8 players in COVID protocols–Lucas Raymond, Nick Leddy, Jordan Oesterle, Sam Gagner, Alex Nedeljkovic, Filip Zadina, Joe Veleno and Adam Erne.

The Red Wings are still scheduled to play in Long Island against the New York Islanders on Wednesday (7:30 PM EST start) and host Washington on Saturday (7:30 PM EST start).

So the “skeleton crew” (using coach Jeff Blashill’s words from yesterday’s presser) hit the ice just after 12 PM for a skate at the Belfor Training Center attached to Little Caesars Arena:

Lightly attended Red Wings practice as expected today — by my count 15 skaters
Fabbri Larkin Bertuzzi
Namestnikov Rasmussen Barber
Smith Rowney Witkowski
DeKeyser Seider
Renouf Hronek
Staal Lindstrom pic.twitter.com/txJwD2AGgF— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) December 27, 2021

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George Malik

My name is George Malik, and I'm the Malik Report's editor/blogger/poster. I have been blogging about the Red Wings since 2006, when MLive hired me to work their SlapShots blog, and I joined Kukla's Korner in 2011 as The Malik Report. I'm starting The Malik Report as a stand-alone site, hoping that having my readers fund the website is indeed the way to go to build a better community and create better content.

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