The Red Wings took to the ice after a very disappointing weekend and very disappointing slate of 4 consecutive losses, with bad on-ice habits requiring work-it-out repair and the team's negative results requiring some 'splaining to do.
Practice kicked off with bad news from the Macomb Daily's Chuck Pleiness:
Johan Franzen missing at practice. Waiting on an update. #RedWings
MLive's Ansar Khan confirmed:
Wings on ice for practice. Franzen not skating. Waiting for word on his status.
Ugh, per the Free Press's Helene St. James:
#RedWings calling up Luke Glendening to bring to Canada, as Johan Franzen will not play Wednesday.
#RedWings going to Canada with just six healthy defensemen, will call someone up if needed after Wed. game at Vancouver.
Update: Regarding the inevitable "Why Not Nyquist?" comments, Nyquist's cap hit is $950K, and Glendening's is $575K. The Wings have to clear cap space and roster space to...