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

DALLAS - MAY 14: Dan Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings skates for the puck against Sergei Zubov #56 of the Dallas Stars during game four of the Western Conference Finals of the 2008 NHL Stanley Cup Playoffs on May 14, 2008 at the American Airlines Center in Dallas, Texas. (Photo by: Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)
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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