The Detroit Red Wings’ astonishing string of bad luck with injuries continued on Tuesday. Top-pair defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is out with a broken finger that might require surgery on Wednesday. General manager Ken Holland estimated that Ericsson will be out a minimum of two weeks. “We’re talking right now that tomorrow there’s a chance he could have surgery, which would speed up the (healing) process,” Holland said. “(Team physician Doug) Dr. Plagens is talking to a hand specialist. We’ll make a decision tomorrow, but I think there’s a chance tomorrow afternoon he’ll have it pinned.” A screw would be inserted into the tip of the finger to keep the bones in line, Holland said. “And then it would be when he can handle pain,” Holland said. “But I would say he’s out minimum of 10 days to two weeks.” Ericsson was injured late in the second period of the 3-2 victory over the Toronto Maple Leafs at Joe Louis Arena, when he was hit by a shot. Holland said the club will not recall a defenseman from the Grand Rapids Griffins because they have six healthy bodies. This is the sixth game in a row and the seventh in the past eight that the Red Wings have suffered an injury – Darren Helm (concussion), Jonas Gustavsson (groin), Joakim Andersson (broken foot), Tomas Jurco (broken rib), Todd Bertuzzi (lower body, he returned Tuesday), Justin Abdelkader (leg laceration). They join a long list that includes Henrik Zetterberg (back surgery), Pavel Datsyuk (knee), Stephen Weiss (hernia surgery), Daniel Cleary (knee) and Mikael Samuelsson (shoulder).
Red Wings Ericsson out at least two weeks, might need surgery for broken finger
Michigan Live | Mar 19