The diggers are reporting that Brad Stuart was held out of team practice today in Phoenix while he battles the flu. Lay it on us, Helene St. James (@FreepWings)!
Per Holland: Stuart is at team hotel. Got same bug that kept Lidstrom out of Montreal game.
As our intrepid Graham asks, does this mean a million "Life after Stuart?" questions if the Wings lay an egg?
Ansar Khan (@AnsarKhanMLive) has a bit more on Cleary as well:
Danny Cleary left Wings skate early. Been bothered by fluid in knee lately. will update shortly
If you remember, Cleary went to the hospital last week when a bursa sac in his knee burst. My limited medical knowledge is that it's going to hurt, but won't necessarily keep him out of the lineup. Expect that he'll have the knee drained when the team returns to Detroit.
No word yet on MacDonald or Conklin in net tonight. We'll update the post as soon as we know.
[Update: Cleary and MacDonald in]