Henrik Zetterberg recorded a goal and an assist as the Red Wings topped the Wild 4-to-1 last night at Minnesota. But Detroit suffered another major injury as leading scorer Daniel Cleary suffered a broken left ankle when he was hit by the puck in the third period. He’s expected to miss at least a month.
The Red Wings are already playing without Pavel Datsyuk and Mike Modano who are out with injuries. Cleary scored his 16th goal before being hurt last night. Kris Draper and Tomas Holmstrom also lit the lamp for Detroit with Niklas Kronwall adding a couple of assists. Jimmy Howard allowed one goal on 17 shots between the pipes for the Red Wings, who play tonight at Colorado.
Last night in the ECHL, the Kalamazoo Wings lost 4-to-1 at Toledo.