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Ericsson (shoulder) questionable for Wings versus Jackets

Jan 21, 2013, 2:27 PM EDT

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As if the spotlight on their defense wasn’t shining bright enough, the Detroit Red Wings may be without Jonathan Ericsson tonight in Columbus.

Ericsson hurt his right shoulder Sunday at practice when he stepped on a puck, fell and crashed into the boards.

Today, the big 28-year-old said the shoulder wasn’t feeling as good as he’d hoped.

“It’s better than it was last night, but it just hurts,” Ericsson said, per the Detroit Free Press.

If Ericsson can’t play, Brian Lashoff has been called up from Grand Rapids to join Niklas Kronwall, Brendan Smith, Kyle Quincey, Ian White and Carlo Colaiacovo as the sixth defenseman.

  1. 13datsyuk13 - Jan 21, 2013 at 3:03 PM

    Without him the wings have a better chance of winning. Ericsson doesn’t understand how to use his size. He usually looks lost as well. I can’t believe he makes 3 mill a year I think he should be bought out.

    • michiganhockey11 - Jan 21, 2013 at 3:10 PM

      As much as I didn’t liek the Hatcher brothers when they played, at least they knew how to use their size to their advantage.

  2. michiganhockey11 - Jan 21, 2013 at 3:07 PM

    They better snap out if it. I hope the showing against the Blues was one of the few eggs they might drop, but Judas Priest, that was difficult to watch on Saturday night.

  3. torrigjp - Jan 21, 2013 at 3:26 PM

    It was one f*cking game. Relax.

    • michiganhockey11 - Jan 21, 2013 at 3:45 PM

      Ordinarily I would agree with you. But with half the games of a normal season gone, it “could” have ramifications. You gotta admit though, they looked terrible. And it wasn’t just because you didn’t have Helm or Bert.

    • polegojim - Jan 21, 2013 at 4:17 PM

      No torri, it’s been several years of the same from Ericsson… should they relax for another couple years??? You’d fit right in with Matt Millen’s line of thinking.

      Not saying he’s a bad kid… he’s just a C/3-4 liner at the very best. VERY weak.

  4. 13datsyuk13 - Jan 21, 2013 at 4:00 PM

    Nobody was skating. The whole team wasn’t ready. Babcock won’t let that happen again.

    • michiganhockey11 - Jan 21, 2013 at 4:03 PM

      He’ll call more guys up frrom GR if others arent’ prepared.

  5. 13datsyuk13 - Jan 21, 2013 at 8:11 PM

    Tootoo looks outstanding tonight!

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