Red Wings announce critical health updates

They've been short several players of late.



The Detroit Red Wings have been without the services of several key players for an extended period of time now, but all of that appears set to change. 

According to Derek Lalonde, the Red Wings expect to have forward Patrick Kane, defenseman Ben Chiarot and goaltender Ville Husso all available to them when they host the Vancouver Canucks on Saturday afternoon at Little Caesars Arena. 

“Knock on wood, we’re healthy,” coach Derek Lalonde said. “We’re going to have some tough decisions for scratches. But that’s all part of it. Those are good problems to have. You saw us in December, had trouble fielding a lineup with how many guys we had out. Good timing on being healthy.”

Kane has been unavailable since he suffered a lower-body injury in the 1st period of Detroit's game against the Toronto Maple Leafs at Scotiabank Arena on January 14, though it was made clear that the injury wasn't related to his hip that was surgically repaired over the offseason.

Chiarot suffered an injury against the Carolina Hurricanes just days later on January 19.

Meanwhile, Husso was hurt on December 18 against the Anaheim Ducks in the 1st period of what was a 5-3 loss, and hasn't played since. The Red Wings have gotten exceptional play out of Alex Lyon in his absence. 

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