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Eaves has headaches every day

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--Forward Patrick Eaves continues to skate lightly before practice, without equipment, but has no idea when he'll return to action, as he copes with headaches and concussion-like symptoms daily. He had surgery on Nov. 28, two days after suffering a broken jaw when he was hit in the ear by a shot from Nashville's Roman Josi. The jaw is healed, but the concussion lingers. "Symptoms kind of come and go, it's a slow process," Eaves said. "I have (a headache) every day and it just depends how bad it is." He isn't sure whether he'll be able to return this season.

--Spending more than three years away from Detroit gave defenseman Kyle Quincey an opportunity to develop. He improved his all-around game and gained confidence. The Wings will benefit, after reacquiring Quincey from Tampa Bay in a three-team trade. Quincey had a strong all-around game Thursday, in his return to the Wings. He scored a goal, recorded three hits, blocked two shots and logged 21:32 of ice time in a 4-3 shootout loss to Vancouver. He is not the same player who averaged 12 minutes in 13 games over parts of three seasons with the Red Wings from 2006 to 2008.

"It's beyond impressive. I don't care what era and I'm not comparing it to anything. It's a real good run for the Red Wings and we're real thrilled to have done it. It's set us up to be in a real good situation, playoff-wise. Now we've got to get back to skating." -- Wings coach Mike Babcock, on his team's NHL-record 23-game home winning streak, snapped Thursday in a 4-3 shootout loss to Vancouver.

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