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Red Wings' Ericsson leaves opener with back spasms

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DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson had back spasms in the opener against Anaheim and didn't return.

Ericsson played for 5-plus minutes in the first period Friday night and wasn't on the ice in the second or third periods. The Red Wings hoped to give Ericsson's shaken confidence a boost by pairing him with six-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom.

Ducks defenseman Andy Sutton didn't play in the third period after getting in a fight with Detroit's Ruslan Salei midway through the second period.

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