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Another d-man down: Ian White out 2-3 weeks with leg laceration

Jan 23, 2013, 11:01 AM EDT

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At this point, it’s downright dangerous to be a member of the Detroit Red Wings.

Per Ansar Khan of, defenseman Ian White is out 2-3 weeks with a leg laceration suffered during last night’s loss to Dallas.

White’s injury is just the latest on the team’s back end.

Yesterday, the Wings were forced to sign veteran defenseman Kent Huskins after it was learned Carlo Colaiacovo could miss as much as a month with a shoulder injury.

No word when another injured Detroit d-man, Jonathan Ericsson (hip, day-to-day), will return.

On the bright side, Jakub Kindl is expected to return to the lineup Friday against Minnesota.

  1. sjsharks66 - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:13 AM

    Jesus Christ, im sorry Detroit. This is getting really bad.

    • davebabychreturns - Jan 23, 2013 at 12:16 PM

      Knowing the Wings luck they will finish in 9th place in the West, then win the draft lottery and take Seth Jones.

      • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 23, 2013 at 1:09 PM

        No thanks on Jones
        McKinnon please and thank you

        Let some other team find out if Jones is yet another Dman taken in the top 5 who fails to live up to any expectations.
        Scouts have been great with Forwards, and hit or miss (more miss) on big tall D men.

        Ohhhh how I heard that Erik Johnson & Jack Johnson will become twin towers on the team USA blueline for a decade. Can’t miss, future Prongers. Now both have been traded away for little and are barely top pairing type guys. Cam barker is yet another failed to come to the hype Dman.

        No thanks on the risk of being wrong and passing on a Tavares, RNH, Hall type player for a big tall kid that is hard to project accurately

      • timmmah10 - Jan 23, 2013 at 1:15 PM

        I’m not sure why you think the Wings are “lucky”.

        -They don’t have a history of high draft picks, or even drafting in the first round most years.
        -They have great scouting in Europe and Russia and thats how they drafted Datsyuk, Zett, Kronwall etc outside of the first round.
        -They haven’t been buying players like they did pre-cap. So they aren’t exactly the draw for Free Agents like they used to be.
        -Most of their roster is home grown.

        So if good choices over many years is luck, then I guess, they are lucky.

        If you consider injuries as strokes of luck, I would consider them unlucky in recent years…

      • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 23, 2013 at 2:57 PM

        Oh Ill throw Victor Hedman’s name out there. people actually debated that he should go ahead of Tavares.

      • davebabychreturns - Jan 23, 2013 at 3:21 PM

        Sorry to offend, timmah. The Wings are a class organization and deservedly have been at the top of the league for decades.

        That being said every time people figure they are going to have a down year, they find a way to regroup and once again take their place in the upper echelon.

        I guess I should say “knowing the rest of the league’s luck,” instead.

  2. valoisvipers - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:14 AM

    Ouch things are getting ugly for the Wings and heaven forbid Holland may be right about the Wings not making the playoffs or just maybe Holland wants a high draft pick for once, seeing as it is a strong draft and a shorten season.

    • elrock7 - Jan 23, 2013 at 4:51 PM

      Wings were irrelevent last year, and will be this year and several more. Lose Lidstrom and the best they can do is sign Carlo the human band-aid. Good luck!

      • dangle13x - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:52 PM

        Great point, considering you based it on nothing and were completely wrong. Yea setting the league record for most home wins in a row is completely irrelevant right? Almost as irrelevant as your community college degree, you failure.

  3. 1943mrmojorisin1971 - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:19 AM

    Jonathan Ericsson may not live through the night, Ian White is looking at six consecutive life sentences, and Carlo Colaiacovo seems to have vanished off the face of the Earth.

    • Jason Brough - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:31 AM

      • worldseriestiger - Jan 23, 2013 at 2:40 PM

        anyone that didn’t click on the “homer buys a gun” clip after this one ended has failed at the internet.

  4. joeyashwi - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:23 AM

    I’m a Wild fan so I know all too well how the injury bug seems to be contagious. I want the Wild to beat the Wings of course but I also believe that the NHL is a better place with a strong Red Wing team. I hope the Wings get healthy for their fans and the league’s sake.

  5. 13datsyuk13 - Jan 23, 2013 at 11:54 AM

    Time to make a trade?

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 23, 2013 at 12:33 PM

      Nope, time to take some medicine.
      Trade? Trade who? And who’s selling D men?

      • bennywuh - Jan 23, 2013 at 3:50 PM

        The Habs – can you imagine PK in a Wheeled Wing? weird….

      • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 23, 2013 at 3:59 PM

        I doubt the habs would trade PK for anything less than a small fortune. That being said, love to have him, just doubt the habs will trade him unless they get an offer than can’t refuse.

  6. worldseriestiger - Jan 23, 2013 at 12:01 PM

    This may be the first article that has used the phrase “On the brightside, Jakub Kindl is returning”

  7. steelers88 - Jan 23, 2013 at 12:04 PM

    Pens coach Dan Byslma: No injuries for our lineup. Marc-Andre Flurey will start in net.

    • dangle13x - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:49 PM

      Pens fans have nothing better to at noon on a Wednesday. Don’t you have a lousy job at a steel mill to lose?

  8. sectualvanilla - Jan 23, 2013 at 12:06 PM

    I believe the title of this article was meant to be “Another D-bag down”. Maybe this season will bring detroits arrogant players and fan base back to earth. They really are the NHLs version of the Yankmes.

    • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 23, 2013 at 12:34 PM

      Bitter lil boys are so bitter before losing their virginity.

      • timmmah10 - Jan 23, 2013 at 1:41 PM

        Again… the misconception…

        Who is arrogant on the Wings? Please name these players…

        How are they like the Yankees? Because they have been good for a long time?

        10 years ago I would agree with you… buying Lucky Luc, Hull, etc to win Cups, that was Yankee-esque, but since they’ve done it from within.

        Another misconception… Detroit is an old team. Please check the average ages of rosters around the league. In the last 3 years the Wings have shaved 3 years off the average age of their roster.

      • dangle13x - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:48 PM

        Better arrogant and hockey smart than white trash and angry. Good luck with that, you loser.

      • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:51 PM

        LOL, when you accept the arrogant part it seems like you’re accepting the virginity part as well.
        And oh yes, your comment was oozing hockey smarts.

        ^ He mad

      • dangle13x - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:56 PM

        Not mad at all actually. So what to have knowledge about hockey I have to take what some dolt on the internet says to heart? Keep owning the message board buddy, you obviously have a lot going for you in life. I played in the ccha, you play video games. Virginity.. ha. Good one.

      • misterchainbluelightning - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:59 PM

        Go back to your original comment and break down how your hockey smarts came up with you classy observations. QMJHL>CHAA (lol CHAA)

    • dangle13x - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:47 PM

      Yea the arrogance of making 20 consecutive playoff appearances. You lose, loser.

  9. 13datsyuk13 - Jan 23, 2013 at 1:02 PM

    Oh I don’t know, the 15 forwards we have. There’s always a deal to be made. Kenny has always been good at dumping draft picks on someone else.

    • timmmah10 - Jan 23, 2013 at 1:50 PM

      15 not including AHL guys like Tatar, Andersson, Sheahan and others that would be close to making half the rosters in the league, and high ceiling guys like Jurco, Jarnkrok, pulkkinen, sproul, Ouellet, and Frk that have value. Then there’s always punting another first round draft pick, which this year will have more value than years previous.

      I’m not saying they have the best or deepest prospect pool in the league by any means, but I am saying that there’s enough value to pull an above average player.

  10. thehighcountrybear - Jan 23, 2013 at 1:26 PM

    sectualvanilla proving yet agin…there is village somewhere in this fair land doing without

  11. 50milessouthofdetroit - Jan 23, 2013 at 5:58 PM

    i bet dangling johan franzen could fetch a nice player….

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