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Stanley Cup defense begins minus Draper

Wednesday, 04.15.2009 / 2:23 PM ET / News
The Canadian Press
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DETROIT -- Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says forward Kris Draper will miss Games 1 and 2 against the Columbus Blue Jackets in the Western Conference quarterfinals series.

Forward Dan Cleary left practice on Tuesday, but Babcock said he didn't have an update on him.

Draper, who has an upper-body injury, did not play in the last two games of the regular-season.

If Cleary can't play, it would probably be more of a loss than missing Draper, whose plus-minus rating was a team-worst and career-low minus-13 this season.

The second-seeded Red Wings begin defence of the Stanley Cup on Thursday night at home against the seventh-seeded Blue Jackets.

Columbus is making its first playoff appearance in franchise history.
 

STATS

2014-2015 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
H. Zetterberg 77 17 49 -6 66
P. Datsyuk 63 26 39 12 65
T. Tatar 82 29 27 6 56
G. Nyquist 82 27 27 -11 54
J. Abdelkader 71 23 21 3 44
N. Kronwall 80 9 35 -4 44
R. Sheahan 79 13 23 -3 36
D. Helm 75 15 18 7 33
D. DeKeyser 80 2 29 11 31
S. Weiss 52 9 16 -2 25
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
J. Howard 23 13 11 .910 2.44
P. Mrazek 16 9 2 .918 2.38

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