Kris Draper Patient, But Injury Is Costly
Kris Draper was wearing a black team jacket popular with the coaching staff.
He joked he was given the windbreaker after leading the conditioning practices at Joe Louis Arena this month.
“I had 22 guys listening to me,” Draper said. “Usually they tune me out pretty quickly.”
Draper would have preferred to be in his Red Wings uniform Monday at Centre ICE Arena.
Instead he was off the ice a second straight day after pulling his groin during last weekend’s intra-squad scrimmage.