Originally posted on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 4/10/12
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.
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