General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press that Jakub Kindl will return to the lineup in Ericsson's place. Kindl has been a healthy scratch the past two games following the return of rookie Danny DeKeyser from a separated shoulder.
Ericsson was injured in the second period Monday when he delivered body checks to Islanders forwards Josh Bailey and Matt Martin. After the check on Martin, Ericsson skated off favoring his left side.
Ericsson, 29, has one goal and seven assists in 29 games.
Not only is it a great idea, but if you don't [start using analytics] you're going to fall behind. You have to be on the cutting edge. It was [Arizona Coyotes assistant general manager] Darcy Regier who said, 'If you didn't invent it, you have to be the second- or third-best copier, because if you're fourth or fifth you've got no chance.'
— Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on his interest in advanced statistical analysis