The nightmare for the Detroit Red Wings continued Wednesday when they learnt that defenceman, Ian White will be out 2-3 weeks following surgery to repair a deep leg laceration, according to the Associated Press.
White’s injury is the fourth regular Wings defenceman to hit the injury list, bringing reference that the “etroit Red Wings are missing their D” (a clever line courtesy of co-editor here at Too Many Men, Monica McAlister). The injury occurred during Detroit’s home opening loss to the Dallas Stars on Tuesday.
White joins Carlo Colaiacovo, Jonathan Ericsson and Jakub Kindl on the list of the wounded. Although Detroit’s GM, Ken Holland expects Kindl to play Friday and possibly Ericsson when the Wings host the Minnesota Wild.
Detroit signed free agent Kent Huskins to a one-year deal Tuesday in hopes of shoring up the depleted blue line.
Through the first three games this season, White has one goal while averaging just slightly more than twenty minutes of ice-time per game.
Last season White had his second best season from a point perspective, registering 7 goals and 25 assists in 77 games for the Red Wings.
Detroit is said to be one of many clubs that could be in the market for acquiring another defenceman via trade. The Buffalo Sabres and Calgary Flames are said to both be looking to move a d-man.