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Arthroscopic Knee Surgery For Rafalski

from Ansar Khan of Mlive,

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski is having arthroscopic surgery on his knee at noon today.

Coach Mike Babcock said he doesn’t think Rafalski will be out long.

“He had a little pain and it hadn’t reacted the way it had in the past,’’ Babcock said. “He had the back surgery this summer and the quads probably aren’t as strong, so his knee, which he hurt when he was 18, suddenly there’s more wear and tear.

“They decided they needed to have a quick look and clean it up. Don’t think it’s very long, but don’t know until you get in there.’’

more on the Wings…

added 3:06pm, Holland says Rafalski will be out 3-4 weeks.

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MOWingsfan19's avatar

Eff you Jobu.

Posted by MOWingsfan19 from I really like our team on 10/12/10 at 01:14 PM ET

edillac's avatar

better now than in April

Posted by edillac from isolation on 10/12/10 at 01:25 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

As much as I hate to say it…

better now than in April

Posted by mrfluffy from the phone, calling Detroit, telling them it's on 10/12/10 at 01:43 PM ET

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Posted by hockeychic from Denver, CO on 10/12/10 at 02:05 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I blame RWBill….

Posted by Primis on 10/12/10 at 02:15 PM ET

MarkK's avatar

Fine. Whatever.  He’s still going to have a great season.

Posted by MarkK from Maryland on 10/12/10 at 02:26 PM ET

Chris in A^2's avatar

From the same article, Janik called up and Draper on IR to make room on the roster

Posted by Chris in A^2 from Nyquist Puck Control on 10/12/10 at 02:40 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

We’re deep enough to absorb one at a time injuries.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 10/12/10 at 03:16 PM ET

The Meal's avatar

5 man-games of injuries and counting…

Posted by The Meal from Firestone, CO on 10/12/10 at 04:17 PM ET

Itrusteddrrahmani's avatar

at least we’re not in the Devils situation…...they dressed 15 guys yesterday.

Posted by Itrusteddrrahmani from Nyc by way of A2 on 10/12/10 at 04:27 PM ET

George Malik's avatar

This is the only time this season where you’ll hear Wings fans say, “Please, Jonathan Ericsson, come back, we need you to get healthy!”

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 10/12/10 at 06:34 PM ET

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Posted by SYF from impossible and oddly communally possessive sluts on 10/12/10 at 08:10 PM ET

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