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Lidstrom, Datsyuk, Draper Out for Game 5

Coach Mike Babcock confirmed that the Wings will again be without Captain Nick Lidstrom and forwards Pavel Datsyuk and Kris Draper. Also, the Blackhawks saw goalie Nikolai Khabibulin get some practice this morning but Martin Havlat, Andrew Ladd, and Sammy Pahlsson all sat out of the morning skate. Pahlsson and Ladd will likely play but Havlat is still a question after two consecutive big hits in Game 3 and Game 4.

The Red Wings will likely return with the same lines as Game 5 while the Blackhawks will likely see some changes.

Here are the lines from yesterday's practice, thanks to Ansar Khan of

Franzen Zetterberg Hudler
Holmstrom Filppula Hossa
Cleary Helm Samuelsson
Leino Abdelkader Maltby
Ericsson Rafalski
Kronwall Stuart
Lebda Chelios

Despite Chris Osgood leaving early from Game 4, he will be in net tonight after recovering from dehydration problems.

I'll post updates on Ladd, Pahlsson, and Khabibulin as they come about.