Red Wings' Datsyuk, Draper still out of lineup
Pavel Datsyuk and Kris Draper will remain out of the Detroit Red Wings' lineup ahead of Sunday's Game 2 of their Stanley Cup final versus the Pittsburgh Penguins (CBC, CBCSports.ca, 8 p.m. ET).
"We’re not going have anyone enter tonight," head coach Mike Babcock said.
Draper took part in Sunday morning’s optional skate, but Datsyuk did not.
"I think it’s the same," Babcock said of Datsyuk’s healing progress.
"They did a ton of work on him [Saturday]. My son said to me after the game, ‘Dad, Pav can hardly walk.’ I said, ‘Yeah, but if you worked out as hard as he does all day long to try to get back, you could hardly walk, either.’
"He was limping coming out of the building [Saturday] night, so there’s no chance for him [in Game 2].
It's old hat for the Wings now, who have played without Datsyuk (who has an injured foot) for five straight games. Draper has missed the last four playoff games with a groin injury.
Detroit won Saturday's game 3-1 to go up 1-0 in the best-of-seven series.
With files from The Canadian Press