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Red Wings lose Drew Miller for the remainder of the year with broken hand

The Red Wings have apparently lost one of their steadiest players for the remainder of the year, per DetroitRedWings.com's Bill Roose:

Everybody's confirming:

Update:

Via RedWingsFeed, MLive's Ansar Khan reminds us that the Wings can't call anybody up, and hopefully they won't have to:

This leaves the Red Wings with 12 healthy forwards (Patrick Eaves was scratched on Saturday). They have exhausted their four post-trade deadline call-ups from the Grand Rapids Griffins and would need an injury in order to recall a player on an emergency basis.

Also, Todd Bertuzzi could be ready to return this week.

Miller, who's in the final year of his contract, had four goals, four assists and a minus-8 rating this season.

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Sucks, but doesn’t really matter a ton at this point. Unless it means we’re stuck with Tootoo playing the last 4 games but…still, hardly matters. I don’t like Tootoo, but there’s a million other things that will sink this season in these last 4 games.

Posted by CrimsonPhoenix on 04/21/13 at 12:10 AM ET

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Miller was one of the only Wings that routinely finished his checks.  Didn’t cream people but didn’t give it to’em for free.  We’ll miss his attitude.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/21/13 at 12:38 AM ET

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He was a good penalty killer as well.

Posted by gt500x on 04/21/13 at 12:45 AM ET

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There goes our chance for the Cup.

Posted by godblender on 04/21/13 at 10:17 AM ET

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So Miller is out for 4 games?

Posted by awould on 04/21/13 at 10:46 AM ET

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Miller was one of the only Wings that routinely finished his checks.  Didn’t cream people but didn’t give it to’em for free.  We’ll miss his attitude.
   
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      on 04/21/13 at 01:38 AM ET

Because he weighs as much as I did in 8th grade…. but I get where you’re coming from, He’s one of the very few guys out there that has some grit. He should give Marty Lapointe a call about some roid/weight lifting advice LOL

Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 04/21/13 at 01:41 PM ET

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Posted by Vladimir16 from Grand River Valley on 04/21/13 at 02:41 PM ET

Exactly Vladdy, lol.

If he was 210 he’d be the perfect bottom 6’er.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/21/13 at 01:54 PM ET

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So Miller is out for 4 games?

Posted by awould on 04/21/13 at 11:46 AM ET

You beat me to it. This team is finished.

Posted by scotts0 from New York on 04/21/13 at 02:52 PM ET

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Columbus is going to be insufferable to be in if the Jackets make the playoffs in lieu of the Wings.  Garauntee they bring the OSU Michigan rivalry up, too.

Posted by HockeytownOverhaul on 04/21/13 at 02:59 PM ET

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