DETROIT -- Its been a frustrating week for Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom, who thought that his sore ankle would be healed enough by now to allow him to play.
Its still sore, Lidstrom said. They wanted me to take the weekend off and reevaluate it on Monday.
"Its been longer than I thought it was going to be, so were just going to have to wait it out and see how it feels on Monday.
Last Saturday against Colorado, Lidstrom was trying to stop a slap shot with his skate, but at the last second, the puck bounced and hit his ankle instead of his skate blade.
He's had two X-rays on the ankle since the injury occurred, and both times the results were negative.
They looked at it yesterday, and they thought the deep bone bruise was more serious than we thought, said Red Wings coach Mike Babcock, who never likes to dwell on injuries.
Babcocks approach to injuries is, it opens up opportunities for other players to prove themselves.
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