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Red Wings' Ericsson has fractured ribs: report

Tuesday, 12.24.2013 / 2:22 PM / News

NHL.com

Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson will be out for the next 3-5 weeks with fractured ribs sustained in a 3-0 loss to the New York Islanders on Monday, according to the Detroit Free Press.

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.

For me, it's a great win for our hockey team and for a lot of people back in Columbus, especially our fans in particular … people who have been devoted to this organization, it's big.

— Blue Jackets coach Todd Richards on their win vs. the Penguins in Game 2, the franchise's first-ever Stanley Cup Playoff victory