Already without Hart Trophy candidate Pavel Datsyuk
, the Detroit Red Wings
are now forced to play Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals without six-time Norris Trophy winner Nicklas Lidstrom
The Wings' No. 1 defenseman will not play against the Chicago Blackhawks
on Sunday afternoon due to a lower-body injury. Lidstrom practiced with the team on Saturday and showed no signs of being hurt. It is not known when the injury occurred.
, 47, took Lidstrom's spot in Detroit's lineup.
Also scratched for the Red Wings were forwards Pavel Datsyuk
and Kris Draper
returned to the Chicago lineup after absorbing a crushing hit from Niklas Kronwall
in Game 3. Cristobal Huet
was in goal for the Hawks in place of the injured Nikolai Khabibulin