As if losing Jimmy Howard to a knee injury wasn't enough, the Detroit Red Wings lost another forward to add some salt to the wound. Via the Red Wings' Twitter feed, Tomas Holmstrom broke his hand during the third period of the Wings' loss to the Columbus Blue Jackets on Friday.
Holmstrom appeared to fall awkwardly on his hand, much like teammate Pavel Datsyuk did nearly a month ago when he suffered a broken hand against the Vancouver Canucks. If the injury is similiar, expect him to miss 4-6 weeks of time.
In the meantime, the Wings will have to work with a patchwork lineup. Already missing Datsyuk, Mike Modano and Dan Cleary, Detroit will probably call up Tomas Tatar back to Detroit. Tatar was recently sent back down to AHL Grand Rapids after filling in for short-term injuries to Valtteri Filppula and Patrick Eaves. Detroit is also on their third string goaltender, as both Jimmy Howard and Chris Osgood have suffered injuries.
Detroit won't get any time to rest either; they play Columbus again at home tomorrow.