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Ericsson out with "deep bone & muscle bruise"

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Detroit -- The news on Jonathan Ericsson was as good as could be expected for the Wings.

Tests revealed a deep bone bruise on his left knee and in his calf muscle, but no structural damage.

"What I've been told is that he'll be out a minimum of two weeks, but we will know a lot more in a week or so," general manager Ken Holland said.

Ericsson was injured Monday on a check from Phoenix captain Shane Doan in the first period.

Holland said the Wings will recall Doug Janik from Grand Rapids to replace Ericsson.

"Janik has the ability to kill penalties, and Jonathan Ericsson was eating up a lot of minutes on our penalty-kill," Holland said. "We needed a guy with the same ability to eat up those minutes."

Janik, who has played in one game with the Wings this season, had 15 points and a plus-10 rating in Grand Rapids.

Darren Helm, who has a strained tendon in his wrist, will be evaluated again Wednesday. He could play Thursday against Tampa Bay.

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http://www.detroitnews.com/article/2009121...ructural-damage

Detroit -- The news on Jonathan Ericsson was as good as could be expected for the Wings.

Tests revealed a deep bone bruise on his left knee and in his calf muscle, but no structural damage.

"What I've been told is that he'll be out a minimum of two weeks, but we will know a lot more in a week or so," general manager Ken Holland said.

Ericsson was injured Monday on a check from Phoenix captain Shane Doan in the first period.

Holland said the Wings will recall Doug Janik from Grand Rapids to replace Ericsson.

"Janik has the ability to kill penalties, and Jonathan Ericsson was eating up a lot of minutes on our penalty-kill," Holland said. "We needed a guy with the same ability to eat up those minutes."

Janik, who has played in one game with the Wings this season, had 15 points and a plus-10 rating in Grand Rapids.

Darren Helm, who has a strained tendon in his wrist, will be evaluated again Wednesday. He could play Thursday against Tampa Bay.

Great news! The Wings won't want a member of their top PK tandem gone for months.

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Great news! The Wings won't want a member of their top PK tandem gone for months.

I think Janik will do just fine in the PK department while ericsson is gone, imo he's always been a bit overrated on this board. The good PK got alot to do with a certain #17 and #23 down low among others.

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Good news I guess. It could have been a lot worse.

I havn't seen much of Janik's play. Is he physical? I want to see him throwing his body around out there.

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:lol:

When our options dwindle

then we'll use Kindl!!

Then when he drops to the floor

We'll just call up Delmore!

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I don't know about any of you, but I'm kind of getting pumped for early to mid-January when Fil, Ericsson, Cleary, and Williams are all scheduled to come back within like a three week span. Dare I dream about a full roster in February?

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Honestly, I'm beyond shocked this wasn't worse news. The way he got hit and went down, I thought it was likely his season.

Sidenote: The following people deserve their respective tomatoes. :P

no need to panic

we've got janik

:tomato:

:lol:

When our options dwindle

then we'll use Kindl!!

:tomato:

Then when he drops to the floor

We'll just call up Delmore!

:tomato:

Oops! He pulled a tendon

Here comes Smith, Brendan

:tomato:

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Any news that doesnt have the terms torn or ripped in it is good news !

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I definitely thought it would be worse. Great news.

The only thing that SLIGHTLY worries me is that all of these players are going to be returning at once, is this going to cause an adjustment period where they get back into playing form? Lets hope not!

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Well, good news if this is the case.

Hopefully Holland's not just saying this to keep Wings fans from hanging themselves.

Edited by rick zombo

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Too bad, but I'm glad Janik is getting a chance to strut his stuff here.

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very relieved. excellent news. ericsson should take it easy and hope it doesnt go into any other injury.

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Strange how Mule's injury looked like nothing and he turns out to be out long term while Big E looked like his season could be over and yet he's only out around 2 weeks.

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This is the toughest Wing team since the late 90's.

May, Janik, Bertuzzi, Newbury.

Too bad Lilja isn't around, or else we'd be a full blown goon squad. :lol:

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This is the toughest Wing team since the late 90's.

May, Janik, Bertuzzi, Newbury.

Too bad Lilja isn't around, or else we'd be a full blown goon squad. :lol:

C'mon, don't leave Abby out of the mix!

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