The Red Wings said early Tuesday afternoon that defenseman Jiri Fischer was in good condition but could not speculate on when he might be able to return to the ice.
The Wings said Fischer was undergoing tests to determine what caused him to go into convulsions on the bench in the first period of Monday nightâ€™s game at Joe Louis Arena.
From the moment Mario Lemieux declined to take part in the orientation camp for Canada’s Olympic hockey team in August, there has been a persistent buzz that he will decline to be a part of Canada’s gold-medal defense in Turin in February.
Lemieux did nothing to dispel that notion on Monday when he said he thinks only the Canadian players who are playing well when the team is announced in late December should make the team, regardless of who the player is.
Defenseman Eric Desjardins, who is recovering from a concussion sustained on Nov. 3, will return to action for Tuesday’s home game against the Tampa Bay Lightning.
Desjardins is expected to help fill the vacancies left by injuries to forward Brian Savage and defenseman Dennis Seidenberg, both hurt in Saturday’s 6-3 win at Pittsburgh.
Sami Kapanen got medical clearance from team orthopedist Peter DeLuca on his right shoulder, but his surgically repaired left knee had a fluid buildup and had to be drained.
Hence Kapanen’s season debut has been pushed back to Saturday here against the Islanders, while Desjardins has been cleared to play tonight after passing his neuropsychological exam yesterday at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital.