Posts Tagged ‘Injury’

Stuart Breaks Jaw; Out Indefinitely

Saturday, January 8th, 2011

Brad Stuart’s jaw was broken last night in Calgary. He was hit in the face by a shoulder from Kostopoulis. He went down hard and when he finally left the ice he was spitting blood and very angry. He’ll need to surgery to set the jaw and will probably be taking his meals through a straw for a while. There’s no telling at this point how much time he’ll miss.

This is very bad news for a Red Wings team already hard hit by injuries. It looks like it won’t be getting any easier any time soon.

I really didn’t like this hit. In the replay it looks like Kostopoulis clearly targeted the head. We’ll see what the league decides but I won’t be surprised if he’s suspended.

In the meantime let’s all wish Stuart a speedy recovery!

Cleary Out With Broken Ankle

Monday, December 27th, 2010

The news was not good for Dan Cleary and the Red Wings. He was hit in the ankle by a Brad Stuart shot in last night’s game against the Wild. He didn’t leave the game at the time although he didn’t play much after that. The fact that he stayed on the bench gave a little hope that he might be alright. Unfortunately, it was just that his skate was tight enough to hold his ankle in place and prevent the swelling. Once he took the skate off after the game he knew something was wrong.

It’s a fracture of the ankle bone and it’ll probably take at least a month for him to return. So the Red Wings lose another forward with Datsyuk and Modano already out long term. They’ve been pretty lucky injury-wise so far this season but it seems like it’s starting to catch up with them. Let’s hope the rest of the team can stay healthy!

More Red Wings Injury Updates

Monday, February 8th, 2010

The biggest news is that Johan Franzen is definitely going to be in the lineup for tomorrow night’s game. Woo hoo! He’s been out for most of the season with a torn ACL and he’s been sorely missed. Hopefully, his presence will provide some much needed offense.

In other good news, Drew Miller, who hurt his ankle blocking a shot, is expected to play tomorrow. His injury must not have been too severe.

The bad news is that Kronwall won’t play, but only because he’s waiting for a new knee brace. I guess that means that once he gets the brace he’ll be ready to go. All things considered that news could have been a lot worse.

In other bad news, Holmstrom might play but they won’t decide for sure in until tomorrow, and Patrick Eaves most likely will not play because of a sprained ankle.

Red Wings Injury Updates

Saturday, February 6th, 2010

Here’s some great news for Red Wings fans. After battling concussion symptoms for nearly a year, Andreas Lilja has returned to active duty. He’s starting in Grand Rapids for about three games and then he should be ready to re-join the Wings. Now Ken Holland has unenviable task of figuring out how to clear cap space for him which will be all the more difficult with Franzen also returning soon. They will most likely have to shed a few players.

Franzen is set to return Tuesday. That’s really good news for the injury riddled Red Wings. Hopefully, he can re-gain his scoring touch quickly and help the team secure a playoff berth.

Kronwall’s knee injury doesn’t appear to be too serious. He’s expected to be a game time decision for Saturday afternoon’s game in Los Angeles.

So it looks like things are finally starting to turn around for the Red Wings health-wise. Let’s hope they stay healthy for the rest of the season.

Laraque Suspended For Five Games

Monday, November 23rd, 2009

The NHL suspended Georges Laraque for five games today for the intentional knee on knee hit to Kronwall. That’s nothing compared to the amount of time that Kronwall is going to miss but it’s about as much as they could reasonably give him. Kronwall will miss four to eight weeks with a sprained MCL. Let’s hope Laraque learns from this experience and starts to play with a little more honor.

Kronwall Out Four Weeks / Laraque A Gutless Coward

Sunday, November 22nd, 2009

The update on Kronwall is not great, but not as bad as it could have been. He has a sprained MCL but he has no ACL damage so that’s relatively good news. He’s expected to miss at least four weeks.

Georges Laraque intentionally stuck his leg out to hit Kronwall knee on knee in last night’s game against the Canadiens. Of course he denies it and uses the fact that they only called tripping to back up his story.

The league is reviewing the play and will determine if a suspension will be handed down. In a case like this, when there’s obvious intent to injure, I would be very much in favor the league suspending the player for however long the injured player is out. Laraque shouldn’t play until Kronwall does. Of course we’ll be lucky if he’s suspended for a game or two.

That was just a purely gutless move on Laraque’s part. He went out there on that shift with one goal. He wanted to even up the Canadiens’ chances by taking out some Red Wings players. The Kronwall hit happened right after Laraque had just high sticked Helm in mouth. It was the very same shift! There’s no place in hockey for that kind of dishonorable play. I’m disappointed and he should be ashamed. There’s no reason he couldn’t have gone out on that shift and cleanly hit Helm and Kronwall. That would have had a big positive impact on his team. He wouldn’t have cost his team six minutes of penalty time and two goals and it would have been awesome instead of spineless.

Jason Williams Out For Eight Weeks

Sunday, November 8th, 2009

Jason Williams fractured his fibula in Saturday night’s game against Toronto. He fell awkwardly and twisted his leg underneath him as he went down. He’s expected to miss at least eight weeks. The injuries just keep piling up for the Red Wings.

Osgood Out With Sore Groin

Wednesday, December 17th, 2008

The Detroit Free Press is reporting that Chris Osgood missed practice today with a sore groin.  There’s no indication yet as to how serious it is.  They also haven’t said when this problem started or if Osgood’s poor play of late is in any way related to this injury.

Mike Babcock implied that Osgood might be out ten days but cautioned that he didn’t really know yet.

Cleary Out For Another Week

Wednesday, November 19th, 2008

The Detroit News is reporting that Dan Cleary is still a week away from playing.  He’s recovering from a second scratch on his cornea.  The eye swollen so badly that it hurts just to open it and he can’t see out of it.  That’s made it impossible for him to do any skating.  The second scratch was most likely caused by rubbing the eye after getting the first scratch.  

I’ve had a scratched cornea before and it can just about drive you crazy.  It feels like there’s something big in your eye and if you don’t realize what’s going on the impulse is rub it.  Unfortunately that just makes things worse.  

Let’s hope that Dan Cleary can make a full recovery and return to the lineup soon.