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Red Wings' Ericsson scratched for Game 5

Wednesday, 05.27.2009 / 7:17 PM / Conference Finals: Detroit vs. Chicago

By Compiled By - NHL.com Staff

DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was scratched from Game 5 of the Western Conference Finals against the Chicago Blackhawks after undergoing an appendectomy Wednesday afternoon

Ericsson complained of abdominal pain after the morning skate and was taken to the Detroit Medical Center for testing.  He was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and underwent successful surgery.  The 25-year-old was replaced in the lineup by Derek Meech, who has appeared in only one game this postseason.

The Wings are also playing without captain Nicklas Lidstrom (lower-body injury), Hart Trophy finalist Pavel Datsyuk (foot) and veteran center Kris Draper (groin).










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