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ST. PAUL, Minn. -- The Detroit Red Wings received some bad news after Sunday's 4-1 victory over the Minnesota Wild as X-rays revealed that forward Danny Cleary has a fractured left ankle. He will be out at least four weeks.
Cleary was hit in the ankle by a shot from teammate Brad Stuart with 11:18 to play in the third period. Cleary returned shortly after to play on the power play and played another shift as well.
He was limping badly after the game.
"It's broken,'' Cleary said. "A month at least.''
Cleary said it's a non-displaced fracture that won't require surgery. He'll be put in a walking cast and will remain with the team for the rest of the three-game road trip.
"It hurt. I was hoping (it was) a bad bruise,'' Cleary said. "I didn't know what was going on. It was sore. I knew after the game something was wrong.''
Cleary was well on his way to his best season. He scored his team-leading 16th goal in the first period. That's one more than he scored all of last season.
"I'm real upset about it,'' Cleary said. "Four, five weeks, make sure I get back to playing the way I was.''
The Red Wings recalled forward Jan Mursak from the Grand Rapids Griffins. Mursak will make his NHL debut Monday night in Colorado.
Cleary joins fellow forwards Pavel Datsyuk (broken hand, four weeks) and Mike Modano (lacerated forearm, out until March) on the injured list.