Feb 21, 2012; Chicago, IL, USA; Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson (52) moves the puck past Chicago Blackhawks right wing Patrick Kane (88) during the second period at the United Center. Mandatory Credit: Rob Grabowski-US PRESSWIRE
Detroit depth takes another hit.
Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was busy killing a penalty when the puck caught his left wrist causing a chip fracture. According to post-game reports, Ericsson is expected to be sidelined for a month while recovering from the injury.
Ericsson has been a reliable fixture in the Red Wings' lineup this season, playing in every game at a plus-17 with one goal and nine assists. Ericsson joins leading scorer Pavel Daysyuk on sidelines with and out of action. Datsyuk should be able to return in a little over a week after having arthroscopic surgery on his knee this past Tuesday.
Detroit may not want to ride out the injuries and instead make a deal to add to their depth as they fight for the top spot in the Western Conference.