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Wounded Wings (and Ducks): No Getzlaf, Alfredsson on Sunday

Jan 12, 2014, 8:04 PM EDT

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The Anaheim Ducks will go into Sunday’s game a little shorthanded, yet the Detroit Red Wings won’t provide them any sympathy … in fact, they’d probably laugh off their complaints.

The Ducks will go without captain Ryan Getzlaf, who suffered a lower-body injury that ended his Saturday early. The good news for Anaheim is that the 28-year-old’s X-ray came up negative last night and it’s believed he’s only day-to-day. This might be a red-hot team playing it safe.

Daniel Alfredsson missed Detroit’s win against Los Angeles on Saturday with back spasms and will remain on the team’s injured list along with Pavel Datsyuk, Darren Helm and Johan Franzen,’s Ansar Khan reports.

(Even Detroit’s top two goalies are less than 100 percent, so you can see why PHT keeps trotting out the wounded wings motif.)

The Ducks come in with a six-game winning streak, so one would assume that this is another tough draw for the Red Wings. Few expected Detroit to beat the Kings last night, though, so we’ll just see.

  1. timmmah10 - Jan 13, 2014 at 10:18 AM

    On the bright side, the Grand Rapids Griff-Wings that they trot out there actually play reasonably well. With a couple decent signings and the removal of the Samuelsson, Tootoo, among other crappy contracts, (oh and Mantha’s eventual ascension) the Wings actually look like they have a future, something I didn’t expect to think this time last year.

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  2. P. Kessel (1502)
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  4. P. Datsyuk (1091)
  5. N. Backstrom (1074)