Thursady Afternoon State Sports Summary
Thu, 17 Jan 2013 12:52:53 EST
Sunday night in Auburn Hills.


Two of the Big Ten's best will meet tonight on the hardwood. Fifth-ranked
Michigan will play 12th-ranked Minnesota at Williams Arena. U-of-M is 16-and-1
overall and 3-and-1 in conference, while the Gophers are 15-and-2 overall and
3-and-1 in the Big Ten.


The Red Wings returned to Joe Louis Arena today for practice. Defenseman Jakub
Kindl and forward Mikael Samuelsson are listed as questionable for Saturday's
game at St. Louis because of groin injuries. Head coach Mike Babcock says
forward Darren Helm won't play against the Blues because of a back injury.
Babcock also said that goalie Joey MacDonald continues to rehabilitate his back
and expects to play at some point this season.

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