Detroit Red Wings
Clear Bag Policy Follow @DetroitRedWings on Twitter! Follow the Red Wings on Facebook! Follow @DetroitRedWings on Instagram! Follow OfficialDRW on Snapchat! Get Red Wings Email Updates Get Red Wings Text Updates Get the Detroit Red Wings Official Mobile App
 

 
  • PRINT
  • RSS

Surgery required for Eaves

Wings' forward to miss 6-8 weeks with broken jaw

Sunday, 11.27.2011 / 3:12 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
X
Share with your Friends


Surgery required for Eaves
In order to view this page you need JavaScript and Flash Player 9+ support!
DETROITPatrick Eaves will undergo surgery Monday evening to repair the fractured jaw that he suffered in the Red Wings’ 4-1 win over Nashville Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena.

The veteran forward is expected to miss the next six to eight weeks.

Late in the game, Eaves attempted to block a point-shot by Predators rookie defenseman Roman Josi, who was making his NHL debut. But as Eaves moved into the shooting lane and dropped to a knee, the fast moving, high-rising puck struck him on the right side of the head.

As Eaves lay motionless on the ice, teammates, team doctors and training staff from both the Wings and Predators rushed to his side. He was taken off the ice on a stretcher and rushed by ambulance to Detroit Medical Center.

Eaves is the fourth Wings’ player this month to sustain a serious head/face injury, joining Jiri Hudler (eye), Ian White (fractured cheekbone) and Drew Miller (upper lip). White and Miller were injured by moving pucks. Hudler was hurt when he was pushed face-first into the boards.

Niklas Kronwall avoided a serious head or neck injury when St. Louis forward Chris Strewart hit the Wings’ defenseman with an illegal hit from behind in the first period at Scottrade Center on Nov. 15. Luckily for the Wings, the play looked worse than it actually was, but nonetheless, Stewart received a game-misconduct penalty and a two-game suspension from the league.

Follow Bill Roose on Twitter | @RooseBill

SCHEDULE

HOME
AWAY
PROMOTIONAL

STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 WSH 51 38 9 4 166 114 80
2 FLA 53 31 16 6 143 118 68
3 NYR 53 30 18 5 150 135 65
4 TBL 52 29 19 4 138 123 62
5 BOS 52 28 18 6 151 137 62
6 DET 53 27 18 8 133 131 62
7 PIT 52 27 18 7 138 132 61
8 NYI 51 27 18 6 143 127 60
9 NJD 54 26 21 7 120 122 59
10 CAR 54 24 21 9 130 142 57
11 MTL 54 26 24 4 143 143 56
12 OTT 54 25 23 6 153 166 56
13 PHI 51 23 19 9 121 133 55
14 BUF 53 21 26 6 120 139 48
15 TOR 51 19 23 9 117 140 47
16 CBJ 54 21 28 5 135 168 47

STATS

2015-2016 REGULAR SEASON
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
D. Larkin 52 18 20 26 38
H. Zetterberg 53 9 27 3 36
T. Tatar 52 16 17 -1 33
G. Nyquist 53 14 15 -2 29
P. Datsyuk 38 8 20 12 28
J. Abdelkader 53 14 13 -3 27
M. Green 46 4 17 -7 21
N. Kronwall 45 3 14 -10 17
B. Richards 39 5 11 7 16
D. DeKeyser 49 6 8 12 14
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 20 10 4 .933 1.97
J. Howard 7 8 4 .904 2.89