Found April 10, 2012 on Pro Sports Daily:
Detroit Red Wings forward Dan Cleary, who sat out the final two games of the regular season to rest an injured knee, said he will play in Game 1 against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday.Cleary has a tear in his left knee and will undergo surgery in the offseason. The bone-on-bone rubbing has caused significant swelling when he's on the ice. The 33-year-old has been getting the knee drained of fluid every 10 days in order to cope with the injury."I'm going to have to find a way to get through it," Clearly said. "Do the best I can and find a way to contribute."Clearly scored 12 goals and added 21 assists in 75 games this season.

Wings feeling healthy as NHL Playoffs start

Detroit -- The Red Wings are very close to being back to full health. Darren Helm, who missed the last 10 games of the regular season with a knee injury, could return for Game 1 of the first-round series against the Nashville Predators. "Slight possibility, hopefully if it feels really good tomorrow I'll go, if not then our goal was Game 2 or 3 anyway," Helm said...

Red Wings C Helm undergoes surgery after suffering skate cut

Detroit Red Wings center Darren Helm was undergoing surgery for a cut on his arm after he was cut by a skate in Wednesday's playoff opener at Nashville. Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said Helm was having surgery on his forearm after he was sliced during a first-period mishap. Helm, who was returning to the lineup after missing the last 10 games of the regular season with a sprained...

Video- Appears Darren Helm Was Cut In The Wrist Area By A Skate

Helm won’t return and was taken to the hospital.

How to Beat the Goalie: Joey MacDonald

This 'How to Beat the Goalie' story will be going over Joey MacDonald, the backup goalie to Jimmy Howard going into the First Round series. If you want to see Jimmy Howard's 'How to Beat the Goalie' story is, scroll on down the page. How to Beat the Goalie: Joey MacDonald Joey MacDonald is going to be the backup goalie to Jimmy Howard in Game 1. MacDonald...

Video- Mike Babcock On The Officiating Of Tonight’s Nashville/Detroit Game

thanks to Puck Daddy for the video.

Detroit Red Wings road to the Stanley Cup begins with hot Nashville team in Round 1

The Detroit Red Wings quest for the Cup begins... After an up and down season, the Detroit Red Wings finally know who they will be facing in the first round of the NHL Playoffs.  The Nashville Predators welcome the Red Wings to the Music City, and believe me, both teams are built for long runs.  After an entire 82 game season, the Wings take a modest 4-4-2 record into the playoffs...

Red Wings Playoff Preview: Round 1

If the Red Wings "flip the switch" in this series, it could be over in 4. If they don't "flip the switch" in this series, it could be over in 4. I'm going to avoid the urge to predict which team will show up because there's just no way for me to tell. Instead, I'll look at stats and head-to-head match ups to see if we can figure out how this series...

Helm knocked out of Game 1 with injury

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) -- Detroit center Darren Helm sustained an upper-body injury' in the first period against Nashville on Thursday night, and he will not return in Game 1 of the first-round playoff series. Helm played 3:08 in the first period with six shifts before tossing his glove to the ice and speeding to the locker room during a penalty kill against Nashville. The center...

Shea Butter punches Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg into the boards, face-first

Nashville Predators defenseman Shea Weber gave Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg quite the punch and introduction to the end boards after being boarded by Z: Continue reading "Shea Butter punches Red Wings forward Henrik Zetterberg into the boards, face-first"

Can The Wings Beat Rinne?

Paul for George… from Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press, When the Red Wings open their series against the Nashville Predators on Wednesday, they face one of the game’s biggest goaltenders—Rinne is 6-feet-5. What’s a moderately size team to do? “He really big, and he really kind of tall when he is in net, and he kind of really fast, too,” Pavel Datsyuk said...

An Interesting First Night Of NHL Playoffs

((HT: NHL/NBCSN/CNBC))First off, Pittsburgh gave up a 3-0 lead to Philly before losing in OT on a Jake Voracek goal...Second, Nashville-Detroit will probably go the distance. But it took the folks at CNBC and the NHL until late in the second period to lift the blackout in the southeastern parts of the US- since the promise was, after all, for the Peacock's family of networks...

So does Shea Weber get suspended for slaming Zetterberg into the glass?

This play is the talk of the night. At the end of tonight's game between the Detroit Redwings and the Nashville Predators, Predators defenseman Shea Weber took Henrik Zetterberg's head and jammed it into the glass, I am not sure what led up to this play but this is not acceptable in any league. Weber for his efforts was given a two minute minor for roughing, the length...
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