Last season, injuries ravaged the Red Wings for much of the season, leaving them competing just to make the playoffs when play resumed following the Olympics. When the Wings finally got healthy, they were one of the top teams in the NHL, but unfortunately injuries are simply part of the game and they affected Detroit in a very negative way.
Hopefully this isn't a sign of things to come, but the Wings' first injury of the 2010-11 campaign occurred just as training camp got started, as Kris Draper hurt his groin and is now day-to-day because of the ailment.
Forward Kris Draper, who hurt his groin on Saturday, is not skating. General manager Ken Holland said Draper is day-to-day and will kept off the ice today. Holland said Draper has not had any tests on the groin.
While the obvious hope is that Draper returns soon, groin injuries can become nagging issues, as we have seen with DeAndre Levy of the Detroit Lions. While the injury may not seem serious on a general level, it can take a while to recover from groin issues sometimes. Hopefully with Draper he is back shortly and can continue to get ready for the upcoming season.