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Wounded Wings: Weiss suffers setback, Cleary out, Datsyuk won’t play Tuesday

Mar 3, 2014, 1:22 PM EDT

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When it rains in Detroit, it pours.

On Monday, the club announced another series of injuries:

Stephen Weiss suffered a setback in his recovery from a groin injury. “He had a bad day today,” Wings GM Ken Holland said of Weiss, who has been on IR with a strained groin since mid-December (an injury that’s already cost him 34 games.) No word on how severe the setback is, or how much longer Weiss will be out.

Pavel Datsyuk‘s on-again, off-again knee injury will keep him sidelined for Tuesday’s game against New Jersey. The club is hopeful he’ll return for Thursday’s game against the Avalanche, per the Macomb Daily.

Dan Cleary suffered a knee injury that’ll keep him sidelined for a week, according to MLive.

To put it bluntly, the Red Wings have been a disaster in terms of health this year.

Several players have spent extensive time on IR and the club currently has four with that designation: Weiss, Jakub Kindl, Mikael Samuelsson and Henrik Zetterberg. The latter is perhaps most important, especially in light of the Weiss injury — the Wings had hoped Weiss would be able to fill some of the Zetterberg void, but this setback could keep the former Panthers center out longer than expected.

  1. buffbry - Mar 3, 2014 at 1:26 PM

    You know it’s Monday right? They really can’t announce on Tuesday for tonight game that is tomorrow… Unless You went to the future they announced it and you posted it today :)

  2. vm113 - Mar 3, 2014 at 9:17 PM

    4 more years of this BUM. Thanks a lot Holland!

  3. elrock7 - Mar 3, 2014 at 9:41 PM

    A Wing and a prayer, at least golf season is right around the corner.

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