Jonathan Ericsson Injury: Defenseman Expected To Miss Month With Wrist Injury

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.

The Detroit Red Wings are suddenly struggling to win games and had to endure yet another injury setback in the team's 4-3 loss on Saturday night to the Colorado Avalanche.

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.

For more on the Detroit Red Wings, check out Winging It In Motown. You can also head over to SB Nation's main NHL hub at SBNation.com/NHL.

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