Forward Pavel Datsyuk: Broken hand, start of February
Forward Danny Cleary: Broken ankle, start of February
Forward Tomas Holmstrom: Broken hand, end of February
Forward Mike Modano: Lacerated wrist, mid-March
Goaltender Chris Osgood: Sports hernia, mid-March
Defenseman Brad Stuart: Broken jaw, mid-March
I have confidence in Joey Mac, always liked the guy, and he will absolutely stand on his head, as best he can. It's the rest of the team I worry about. And Babcock's stare... it's looking a bit brittle lately, so here's hoping he doesn't strain an eyeball.
Let's go, remaining Wings!!! Five more games and then you get a moment to lick your assorted wounds. My poor babies...
Kostopoulos is too chicken to show up for an in person hearing, because he knows he was dead wrong and has no defense, here. I hope he's gets 20 games.
While I agree with Titanium that it's TV and all about ratings, etc., TV is a great place to display one's biases and ignorance. Milbury is a total moron. If ANY other player on ANY other team was injured like Stu was by a puke like Kostopoulos, there would be severe consequences. The other guys bring up the mild concussion to "the best player on the planet" as if that's comparable to what happened to Stu. Whatever.
As the other participants pointed out, there is no contrasting viewpoint. The rules are very clear, and video doesn't lie.
But, oh, well. Since it's just a Red Wing who was hit blindside with an elbow, head-shot resulting in a broken jaw, Kostopoulos is the best tough guy since Vladdy?
Did you see Stu's reaction when he was headed down to the locker room. He was so pissed. I would be, too. Get better soon, Stu.