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.
The injury will keep White off the road with the Red Wings and forced Detroit to recall defenseman Brendan Smith from Grand Rapids as this MLive.com report explains.
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.