DETROIT -- That light at the end of the tunnel that the Red Wings have been waiting for might appear tonight against the Carolina Hurricanes.
Captain Nick Lidstrom, who has missed a career-high 11 straight games because of a deep bone bruise in his right ankle, said after the morning skate that he would be a game-time decision.
"They want me to come down and test it out tonight in warmups and then we'll go from there," Lidstrom said. "It's going to be staying with me for a while, it's just a matter of not getting worse. I think that's what they're afraid of, that it's going to get worse, so that's why they want me to come down here again and take warmups."
Lidstrom said flying back from California last week and taking the weekend off helped.
"It's a big difference from when I was out in California and went home from the trip," Lidstrom said. "It feels a lot better than about a week ago."
If he does play, Lidstrom will have some protection on his skate.
"I have a thing attached...