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Ericsson has surgery; out 4-6 weeks

Red Wings defenseman suffered fractured finger in Tuesday's home win over Toronto

Wednesday, 03.19.2014 / 4:07 PM ET / News
By Bill Roose  - Managing Editor | DetroitRedWings.com
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Ericsson has surgery; out 4-6 weeks

Jonathan Ericsson
Defense  - DET
Goals: 1 | Assists: 10 | Pts: 11
Shots: 66 | +/-: 2
DETROIT – Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson has undergone surgery on the middle finger of his left hand today.

Surgery was required to stabilize the fractured finger and repair a partially torn tendon. Ericsson is expected to be out of Detroit’s lineup for the next 4-6 weeks.

When asked early Wednesday about Ericsson’s status and how long he might remain out of the lineup, coach Mike Babcock would only say, “Not playing tomorrow I know that. How long does a broken finger take?”

Ericsson has missed 20 games this season with a separated shoulder and two broken ribs. He has produced a goal and 11 points with a plus-2 rating in 48 games this season.

He was injured during the second period of Tuesday’s 3-2 win over the Toronto Maple Leafs.

Ericsson joins a growing list of wounded Red Wings that includes captain Henrik Zetterberg (back surgery), centers Pavel Datsyuk (knee), Stephen Weiss (sports hernia), Darren Helm (concussion), Joakim Andersson (foot), goalie Jonas Gustavsson (groin), and forwards Tomas Jurco (rib), Daniel Cleary (knee) and Mikael Samuelsson (shoulder).

“We’ve had actually lucked out for a while on the blue line,” defenseman Brian Lashoff said. “Not having E is going to be tough. It’s just kind of strange how it’s been happening all year and now these last couple of games guys are just going down. We just have to rally as a group back there and makeup for the minutes that E won’t be playing.”

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STANDINGS

EASTERN CONFERENCE
  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 p - WSH 82 56 18 8 252 193 120
2 x - PIT 82 48 26 8 245 203 104
3 y - FLA 82 47 26 9 239 203 103
4 x - NYR 82 46 27 9 236 217 101
5 x - NYI 82 45 27 10 232 216 100
6 x - TBL 82 46 31 5 227 201 97
7 x - PHI 82 41 27 14 214 218 96
8 x - DET 82 41 30 11 211 224 93
9 BOS 82 42 31 9 240 230 93
10 CAR 82 35 31 16 198 226 86
11 OTT 82 38 35 9 236 247 85
12 NJD 82 38 36 8 184 208 84
13 MTL 82 38 38 6 221 236 82
14 BUF 82 35 36 11 201 222 81
15 CBJ 82 34 40 8 219 252 76
16 TOR 82 29 42 11 198 246 69

STATS

2015-2016 PLAYOFFS
SKATERS: GP G A +/- Pts
T. Tatar 5 0 3 1 3
M. Green 5 1 1 -1 2
A. Athanasiou 5 1 0 1 1
G. Nyquist 5 1 0 2 1
H. Zetterberg 5 1 0 3 1
J. Abdelkader 5 1 0 -3 1
B. Richards 5 1 0 -4 1
D. Helm 5 1 0 -1 1
D. Larkin 5 1 0 -2 1
N. Kronwall 5 0 1 3 1
 
GOALIES: W L OT Sv% GAA
P. Mrazek 1 2 0 .945 1.36
J. Howard 0 2 0 .891 3.59