One post-practice Tweet of note, Wings-Caps talk and the sked ahead

The Detroit Red Wings dressed a game-ready lineup, absent one Nick Leddy, as Adam Erne, Jordan Oesterle and Lucas Raymond cleared COVID protocols and joined the team for Thursday’s practice at Little Caesars Arena’s Belfor Training Center.

The Red Wings will host the 19-6-and-7 Washington Capitals on Friday, barring unforeseen circumstances, and Washington beat Nashville 5-3 on Wednesday night, which was their first game after the NHL’s pause. The Caps are holding an optional practice in Washington today.

The Red Wings haven’t played since December 18th, when they beat the New Jersey Devils. Since then, four games have been postponed, and they’ll have to be made up during the Olympic Break or at the end of the 21-22 regular season.

Friday’s game will usher in a busy schedule: Detroit plays every other day from Friday until January 8th, with a matinee home game vs. the Bruins on Sunday and a home game vs. Nashville on Tuesday preceding a 3-game West Coast swing and a 5-games-in-8-nights stretch in the middle of the month. Overall, Detroit will play 16 times over the next 32 days.

After Thursday’s practice, the Red Wings met with the media corps via Zoom, and here are some Tweets from said media availabilities:

#RedWings Blashill said Leddy (COVID protocol) only player not available for tomorrow’s game against Washington.— Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) December 30, 2021

That’s all we got.

Update: Also:

Moritz Seider said he went to Dylan Larkin’s house for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day— Max Bultman (@m_bultman) December 30, 2021

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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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