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Dan Cleary Recovering From Surgery

Detroit Red Wings forward Dan Cleary is currently training in southern California in hopes that it will better prepare him for next season.

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Cleary had surgery in the off-season to repair two meniscus tears in his left knee, which capped an injury-plagued season.

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"My knee is feeling better," he said Wednesday. "I'm going to be training with T.R. Goodman, doing all kinds of stuff. I want to come back and have a great season. I'm excited about the year -- I think we've got a really good, really competitive team."

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Cleary only played 64 games last year due to various injuries, mostly because of a separated shoulder suffered in December. He still managed 15 goals and 34 points and was one of the Red Wings' best forwards upon his return.