Originally written on Nightmare on Helm Street  |  Last updated 10/19/14

DALLAS - MAY 14: Dan Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings skates for the puck against Sergei Zubov #56 of the Dallas Stars during game four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 14, 2008 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
Dan Cleary had his knee drained for the fourth time yesterday.The dude has issues.  I think someone recently noted how...not like himself Dan has been looking lately.  It's because he's basically been playing on one leg.  Where high profile guys like Lidstrom and Datsyuk are shelved due to injury - it's the depth guys that are asked to step up in the face of adversity.  And I doubt anyone is stepping up more through pain than our favorite Newfie, Danny Cleary."It's been sore. Is it getting better? I don't know. We'll see. It's been touch and go. It'll be fixed at the end of the year, let's put it that way." --Danny ClearyCleary has already taken a cortisone shot to the knee with little or no improvement.Make the jump for more. The balancing act of skipping practice to heal, yet maintaining the physical condition needed to play at an NHL level is nearly impossible.  But that is exactly the challenge that #11 has been facing as of lat...
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