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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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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.”

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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