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Holmstrom Out With Broken Right Hand

Holmstrom feel to the ice in the 3rd period, trying to avoid a shot from fth point, fell on his hand and broke it.

Keeping count- Datsyuk and Cleary should return after the ASG, Modano sometime in March, Stuart about 5 weeks away and Holmstrom 5-6 weeks.  Howard, who knows at this point.

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Denver Wings's avatar

Guess Tatar’s on his way back to Detroit?  Or maybe Emmerton or Filppula the Elder?

Posted by Denver Wings on 01/15/11 at 12:19 AM ET

hockeychic's avatar

Unbelievable…

Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 01/15/11 at 12:21 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Silver lining: we’ll be rested come early- April.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/15/11 at 12:23 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Guess Tatar’s on his way back to Detroit?  Or maybe Emmerton or Filppula the Elder?

I don’t know how the injury situation is in Grand Rapids right now, that’s why Tatár came up the first time and not Big Flip. Id think Emmerton and Ilari have better shots since they’re waiver eligible next season and have to work for a spot.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/15/11 at 12:25 AM ET

yzer19man's avatar

the hits just keep on coming…no other team in the league could even compete with the same number of injuries

Posted by yzer19man from Chicago, IL on 01/15/11 at 12:30 AM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

Silver lining: we’ll be rested come early- April.

Didn’t we say the same thing last year?

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 01/15/11 at 12:37 AM ET

Primis's avatar

I don’t know how the injury situation is in Grand Rapids right now, that’s why Tatár came up the first time and not Big Flip. Id think Emmerton and Ilari have better shots since they’re waiver eligible next season and have to work for a spot.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/14/11 at 10:25 PM ET

To be honest, they’re trying hard this year not to strip GR.  They had to last year.  They’d like the Griffs to be competitive.

Unfortunately it looks like that’s out the window now.

Posted by Primis on 01/15/11 at 12:57 AM ET

Red Winger's avatar

Didn’t we say the same thing last year?

Well, I was able to fake optimism for a half-hour or so.

Posted by Red Winger from Sault Ste Marie on 01/15/11 at 01:08 AM ET

redxblack's avatar

Queue the “red wings are old” narrative. It’s time to dust it off.

A gimmick loss sucks, but losing 2 more in a gimmick loss is worse!

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 01/15/11 at 01:18 AM ET

SYF's avatar

Deja fuching vu…

Posted by SYF from Alana Blanchard's Bikinis and Surfboards on 01/15/11 at 03:35 AM ET

Rumbear's avatar

Queue the “red wings are old” narrative.

Osteoporosis?  Nah, bad case of Jobu.

Posted by Rumbear from Top O the Hasek, with 3 fingers of rum & a cigar.. on 01/15/11 at 04:21 AM ET

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i agree that all these injuries aren’t necessarily bad in the long run. They should be mentally and physically ready to in the playoffs.

Posted by callmedrw on 01/15/11 at 09:01 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

Queue the “red wings are old” narrative. It’s time to dust it off.

Irrelevant. Modano was an accident, Stuart was criminal, Datsyuk and Homer were freak falls… Just Osgood could be agre related.

And Hank and Flip have their old-people-issues with back and groin, and they’re relatively young.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/15/11 at 10:14 AM ET

detroitdan1982's avatar

The injuries are brutal, but think about where they were at this time last year. They definitely weren’t 2nd in the conference. I can’t find the standings from mid-Jan 2010, but I know they weren’t leading the Central and I’m pretty sure they were between 7-10 heading into the Olympic break. They went on a great run after the Olympics but it was taxing and that’s why they ended up running out of gas against the Sharks. I don’t see that happening this year. Obviously you never want to have injuries, but they’re coming at what is probably the best possible time. Hopefully they’ll get past this and be fresh heading into April, May, and more importantly, June.

Posted by detroitdan1982 from St. John's, NL on 01/15/11 at 10:50 AM ET

Guilherme's avatar

I can’t find the standings from mid-Jan 2010, but I know they weren’t leading the Central and I’m pretty sure they were between 7-10 heading into the Olympic break.

Wings were 9th in the West, a point behind the 8th sport Kings.

Posted by Guilherme from Brazsil on 01/15/11 at 11:28 AM ET

Stevis's avatar

Calcium supplements.  I’m serious about this.  There’s an endorsement opportunity here as well as a health one.

Posted by Stevis on 01/15/11 at 12:38 PM ET

Nathan's avatar

How serious Howard’s injury is the real sticking point. They have some forward depth in GR, so while it still sucks, they can at least patch it together up front right now.

But in goal, if Howard is out for more than a game or two, the question has to be asked—do you think this team is still a legit Cup contender with all the injuries? If you do, you have to find a way to go out and get a goalie.

Posted by Nathan from the scoresheet! on 01/15/11 at 01:13 PM ET

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