Tweets from Saturday’s practice: Leddy will still be out when Detroit hosts Boston on Sunday

The Detroit Red Wings hit the ice at Little Caesars Arena’s Belfor Training Center 12 hours after New Year’s hit, and some 14 hours after their 3-1 loss to the Washington Capitals:

First skate of 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣‼️— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) January 1, 2022

The Wings will host the Boston Bruins tomorrow for a matinee game (1 PM EST start on Bally Sports Detroit/NESN/Sportsnet/97.1 FM), with Boston sitting 3 points back with 6 games in hand ahead of today’s 1 PM game vs. the Sabres, at TD Garden in Boston.

To state the obvious, winning tomorrow’s game vs. the Bruins is essential for the Wings to nurse their slim lead over the Bruins in the Wild Card and Atlantic Division standings for as long as possible.

Today, the players are going to want to get out of Dodge…I mean Detroit…by mid-afternoon, as we have a winter storm coming that’s supposed to dump 4-6 inches of snow on Southeastern Michigan. Nobody wants to drive on the roads during a rain-turns-to-sleet-turns-to-snow fest.

Anyway, the Wings’ beat writers have been conspicuously silent over the course of the last couple of practices, though they’ve been around for the Zoom calls. That’s been a little strange.

Speaking of Tweets from Zoom calls, we got one! And it’s not great news:

Jeff Blashill said he does not anticipate Nick Leddy being available tomorrow. #LGRW— Daniella Bruce (@daniellabruce_) January 1, 2022

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