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Patrick Eaves Skates Hard In Practice, Will Be Available Wednesday

Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves has been sidelined since the end of February with an apparent groin injury. Eaves injured the groin when colliding with San Jose’s Torrey Mitchel, lucking out that it wasn’t a serious knee injury. He had an MRI on the groin, but results were not disclosed and not expected to reveal anything serious.

After a few weeks off to rest the injury, Eaves practiced hard on Monday and should be ready to go on Wednesday against the Capitals [via Detroit News]

[Eaves] has been skating hard in practice.

“Couple more good skates and I should be ready to go,” Eaves said. “I’m feeling better. I’m getting the conditioning back up and the pace.”

Jan Mursak was called up to replace Eaves in the lineup, but only played the one game against Dallas, in which he had one shot on goal. Eaves had 19 points in 52 games this season before getting injured.