1. Good news for James Wisniewski. The defenseman skated with his teammates for the first time Friday since going on injured reserve with a sprained shoulder suffered in Philadelphia. Head coach Randy Carlyle said Wisniewski’s time on IR “doesn’t appear lengthy,” but he won’t have Wisniewski available tomorrow against St. Louis.
2. Erik Christensen also found himself in a good place Friday, skating at left wing with second-liners Saku Koivu and Teemu Selanne. Carlyle creatively complimented Christensen after Wednesday’s game — the forward’s second of the regular season — saying, “if they play one game, and you haven’t really noticed them on the negative side, then they’ve had a positive impact.”
3. Joffrey Lupul practiced on a line with Todd Marchant at center and at Evgeni Artyukhin at right wing.