DETROIT, MI - NOVEMBER 11: Ryan Nugent-Hopkins #93 of the Edmonton Oilers looks on as Taylor Hall #4 of the Edmonton Oilers battles for position with Ian White #18 of the Detroit Red Wings during their NHL game at Joe Louis Arena November 11, 2011 in Detroit, Michigan. (Photo by Dave Sandford/Getty Images)
Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White took one for the team, stopping a goal with his face in Detroit's 5-2 win over Dallas.
Detroit Red Wings defenseman, Ian White is expected to miss one to two weeks with a fractured cheekbone after literally saving a goal with his cheek in Detroit's 5-2 win over Dallas on Saturday night.
White will miss the upcoming four-game road trip due to a fractured cheekbone. General manager Ken Holland said he will be out 1-2 weeks.
"He'll be able to play with it, once it heals reasonably well,'' Holland said. "He'll just need to wear some facial protection.''
The Red Wings will recall defenseman Brendan Smith from the Grand Rapids Griffins. He will serve the fifth and final game of his NHL suspension Tuesday in St. Louis. The club will then decide whether to keep him for the rest of the trip or send him back.
White also received stiches under his eye after stopping a shot by Jamie Benn to prevent the Dallas goal.