Holland: EMTs in locker room 'extremely precautionary'

Ted Kulfan
The Detroit News

New York — Whatever it was that brought several paramedics into the Red Wings' training room after Tuesday's loss in Ottawa isn't going to affect Wednesday's lineup at Madison Square Garden.

But tired legs and a lack of scoring could.

General manager Ken Holland didn't want to go into specifics as to why several EMTs entered the Red Wings' training room.

"It was extremely, extremely precautionary," said Holland, adding he wasn't going to comment further. "Everyone is healthy, everyone is available to play."

But, having just completed lunch with coach Mike Babcock, Holland said Babcock is "mulling" some changes to the lineup.

The Red Wings have started slow in the last two losses, both on the road in Buffalo (Sunday) and Ottawa (Tuesday), and Wednesday night's game against the Rangers will be the Red Wings' third game in four nights. They've also only scored three goals in those two losses.

"Mike is thinking about some lineup changes, bringing some fresh legs in," Babcock said.

Forwards Andrej Nestrasil and Daniel Cleary (who has yet to play this season) are available options.

Defenseman Kyle Quincey remains out with an ankle injury.