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Drew Miller has broken hand, out indefinitely

Apr 21, 2013, 10:22 AM EDT

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Detroit’s shootout loss to Vancouver came with some added bad news.

Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports forward Drew Miller broke his hand in the first period of the game and will be out indefinitely. Miller’s been a helpful player for the Red Wings’ third and fourth lines this season as well as on the penalty kill. He has four goals and four assists in 43 games this year.

Taking his spot in the lineup will be Patrick Eaves who has been in and out of the lineup often trading spots with Jordin Tootoo. In 30 games this season, Eaves has a goal and five assists. Detroit has four games remaining this season to try and score a spot in the postseason and they’re currently one point back of Columbus for eighth in the West.

  1. chc417 - Apr 21, 2013 at 1:54 PM

    Big loss fro a Detroit team who already has some big stars out of the lineup

  2. polegojim - Apr 21, 2013 at 3:24 PM

    Hope Miller gets well soon… and I’m not minimizing his loss… but he’s not one of the key players that the Wings need to step up big time.

    Let’s Go RED WINGS!

  3. mizbinboston - Apr 21, 2013 at 7:15 PM

    Sigh. I really really wanted them to win last night but it is what it is. Eaves has speed and is a decent bottom six forward, so he should be able to fill in fairly well.

    GO WINGS!!!! It’s not over yet!!!

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