DETROIT -- It was a mixed bag of news at Red Wings practice Tuesday.
Captain Nick Lidstrom skated for the second day in a row, goalie Jimmy Howard didnt practice because his groin has flared up again, and Ty Conklin will start in net Wednesday in New York against the Rangers if he clears re-entry waivers.
Other than that, it was just a typical day for the Wings.
Were hopeful that he (Lidstrom) might be ready Saturday, Wings coach Mike Babcock said after Tuesdays practice. Im not certain. If not Saturday, then next week.
"Big E (Jonathan Ericsson, broken wrist) and Kuba (Jakub Kindl, strained oblique) have got to be coming eventually.
Lidstrom said that he didnt feel better or worse after Tuesdays practice. Hes still listed as day to day and wouldnt speculate on when hed return.
Lidstrom will travel to New York and continue to skate with the team, which is an encouraging sign.
As far as my foot, its about the same" he said. "As far as my stick-handling, its starting to feel...