Banged-up Red Wings lose Cleary to shoulder injury
Red Wings coach Mike Babcock says Dan Cleary will be out for
about a month because of a separated shoulder.
Cleary was injured Wednesday night in Detroit’s loss to the St.
The forward has 16 points this season, trailing Henrik
Zetterberg and Pavel Datsyuk on the team. Cleary had 40-plus points
the previous three seasons for the Red Wings.
Detroit’s rebuilding season has been more difficult than
The franchise could not keep some of its key players such as
Marian Hossa because of the salary cap. Then, the Red Wings lost
Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, Jason Williams and defenseman
Niklas Kronwall to injuries.