January 14, 2011 11:42 am

Friday practice; jersey, center swap

Interesting changes at practice this morning. First, Michal Handzus is now skating with the usual fourth-line players — Lewis, Westgarth and Ponikarovsky — while Brad Richardson is centering Kyle Clifford and Dustin Brown. Also the second and third lines essentially flipped jersey colors. The whites — typically second line — are being worn by Stoll, Sturm and Simmonds, while Richardson’s line is wearing the third-line reds. That’s much less important, because “numbering” the lines doesn’t really impact anything, but it’s different. To recap, here’s how they’re skating. All defensemen are present also…

Smyth-Kopitar-Williams
Sturm-Stoll-Simmonds
Clifford-Richardson-Brown
Lewis/Handzus/Westgarth/Ponikarovsky

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