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Ian White Out With Fractured Cheekbone

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Ian White saved a goal by blocking a shot with his face on Saturday. But he paid a price.

White will miss the upcoming four-game road trip due to a fractured cheekbone. General manager Ken Holland said he will be out 1-2 weeks.

“He’ll be able to play with it, once it heals reasonably well,’’ Holland said. “He’ll just need to wear some facial protection.’‘

The Red Wings will recall defenseman Brendan Smith from the Grand Rapids Griffins. He will serve the fifth and final game of his NHL suspension Tuesday in St. Louis. The club will then decide whether to keep him for the rest of the trip or send him back….

Holland said the team will place either White or forward Todd Bertuzzi on short-term injured reserve to make room for Smith.

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mrfluffy's avatar

Faux you, Jobu.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 11/13/11 at 07:45 PM ET

HockeytownOverhaul's avatar

even had the presence of mind to get his knee between the puck and net when it came back to him.  love to see that kind of battling.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 11/13/11 at 08:08 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

Time for Kindl to step up.

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 11/14/11 at 12:21 AM ET

awould's avatar

Sucks for White, but at least he injured himself saving a goal, which probably saved the win too. I like White so far, I hope he’s around a few years.

And hopefully Smith takes advantage of a good opportunity and gets his NHL career jumpstarted.

Posted by awould on 11/14/11 at 12:18 PM ET

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