DETROIT — Nicklas Lidstrom (ankle) and newly acquired Kyle Quincey both missed practice Monday.
Lidstrom took a puck off his ankle on Saturday and it swelled up. X-rays showed no break.
“The puck came hard around and kind of skipped and hit me right in the ankle,” Lidstrom said. “I hope the swelling goes down so I can put my skate on, that’s been the problem getting the skate on and tying my skate, so we have to wait and see how it is in the morning.”
The injury occurred in the second period and didn’t allow him to untie his skates in the locker room before the third.
“I know that I couldn’t do it because it would have swollen up right away,” Lidstrom said. “So I kept it on and waited until after the game and then it got real sore.”
Quincey tweaked his groin in the first period Saturday against his former team.
“It was the first period,” Quincey recalled. “I actually played with a broken skate blade on my left skate, I was almost skating on one leg, which didn’t help the groin any. Then it gradually got worse. I felt pretty good in the third.”
In two games with the Wings, Quincey has one goal, is a minus-1 and has four penalty minutes.