Originally written on Fox Sports Detroit  |  Last updated 3/8/12

GLENDALE, AZ - OCTOBER 22: Pavel Datsyuk #13 of the Detroit Red Wings looks up at the video board from the bench during the NHL game against the Phoenix Coyotes at Jobing.com Arena on October 22, 2009 in Glendale, Arizona. The Coyotes defeated the Red Wings 3-2 in overtime. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)
DETROIT -- Perhaps the Red Wings are starting to see the light at the end of the injury tunnel. Captain Nick Lidstrom (ankle), Pavel Datsyuk (knee), Todd Bertuzzi (groin), Jimmy Howard (groin), Jonathan Ericsson (broken wrist) and Jakub Kindl (upper body) remain out for Friday night's home game against the Los Angeles Kings. But both Datsyuk and Ericsson were able to participate in at least part of practice Thursday, and Lidstrom and Howard skated a little before practice. Although Henrik Zetterberg did not practice Thursday, coach Mike Babcock said he would play Friday. For Lidstrom, it marked the first time he's skated since suffering the deep bone bruise to his ankle. "It's getting better every day," Lidstrom said. "My motion is getting better, my movements. My foot's getting better so that's encouraging." But Lidstrom said he wouldn't play this weekend. He's hopeful he can return next on the team's upcoming West coast trip, which starts Tuesday in Los Angeles. "It's just...
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