Detroit Red Wings presented by AT&T
Stay Connected to the Detroit Red Wings
Email Updates App Text/SMS Updates Twitter Facebook Red Wings TV RSS Feeds

Rafalski won't play in Game 2

Saturday, 05.2.2009 / 4:55 PM ET / News
By Brian Compton  - Staff Writer
Share with your Friends

Rafalski won\'t play in Game 2\r\n
DETROIT -– The Red Wings will be going with the same lineup in Game 2 of their Western Conference semifinal against the Anaheim Ducks on Sunday afternoon at Joe Louis Arena.

That means Brian Rafalski, who is still suffering from what the team is calling an upper-body injury, won't dress as Detroit aims to take a 2-0 lead in this best-of-seven series.

"We saw him this morning, and he was in good spirits," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said of his No. 2 defenseman. "He seems fine, (but) he’s not going to play."

With Rafalski out, Nicklas Lidstrom will again be paired with rookie Jonathan Ericsson, who did an admirable job in Game 1. Ericsson received 18:49 of ice time and dropped the gloves with Anaheim’s Corey Perry early in the second period.


PROMOTIONAL is the official Web site of the Detroit Red Wings. Detroit Red Wings and are trademarks of the Detroit Red Wings. NHL, the NHL Shield and the word mark NHL Winter Classic are registered trademarks and Original Six is a trademark of the National Hockey League. All NHL logos and marks and NHL team logos and marks as well as all other proprietary materials depicted herein are the property of the NHL and the respective NHL teams and may not be reproduced without the prior written consent of NHL Enterprises, L.P. Copyright © 1999-2015 Detroit Red Wings and the National Hockey League. All Rights Reserved.
© NHL 2015. All Rights Reserved.

Advertise/SponsorshipsOlympia Entertainment | Code of Conduct | Privacy Policy | AdChoices | Employment | Contact Us | Terms of Use | Site Map