With four games in six days, including a planned day off Wednesday, quality practice time will be in short supply this week.

The Red Wings skated 30-45 minutes Monday, and Babcock held an optional morning skate Tuesday, the team's seventh day on the ice in eight days.

"We have to give them a day off," Babcock said. "The bottom line is, we have to do our practice on video, and teach our game in the video sessions."
Injury update

Since injuring his back Feb. 7, forward Todd Bertuzzi hasn't been on the ice and continues to walk gingerly.

There is no timetable for his return.

"(Bertuzzi is) like all the guys we've got injured, nobody is on the horizon anytime soon," Babcock said.