The Red Wings won’t have defenseman Jonathan Ericsson until the playoffs — if they get that far.

The team announced Wednesday that Ericsson underwent successful surgery on the middle finger of his left hand.

Surgery was required to stabilize a fracture in the finger suffered Tuesday against Toronto and repair a partially torn tendon.

Ericsson is expected to be out of the Red Wings lineup for the next four to six weeks — or just after the completion of the regular season on April 13.

“There’s been times when there’s been a lot of guys out, but not like this,” said forward Darren Helm, himself out with concussion symptoms. “To have almost every one of our centers out, and seeing Johnny go out (Tuesday against Toronto), I don’t want to say it’s comical but it’s just unbelievable.

“You can’t really explain what’s happening with this team.”

Ericsson has played in 48 games this season, scoring 11 points (one goal, 11 assists) with 34 penalty minutes and a plus-2 rating, while averaging 21 minutes 14 seconds of ice time per game.

Coach Mike Babcock said Brendan Smith will replace Ericsson, pairing with Niklas Kronwall.