Not only are the Red Wings injured, four of its eight injuries don’t really have a timeline, so it’s hard to say when they’ll be back. You have to imagine the guys who can go during playoff time will go, but it’s hard that doesn’t bode well for the Wings clawing into fourth for home ice against Nashville.
It seems like getting Nick Lidstrom back ASAP seems like the best possible move, but even in the Wings’ current situation it may be best to just wait till he’s 100 percent. The Wing’s playoff picture isn’t getting any brighter, but at the moment, they are still a lock to be in.
“Expected Back” dates will be updated as information becomes available.
PLAYER,INJURY: EXPECTED BACK
Jimmy Howard, groin: Day-to-day
Joey MacDonald, back: ?
Nick Lidstrom, bruised ankle: May return this weekend, Early next week.
Jonathan Ericsson, wrist: Late March/Early April
Jakub Kindl, Oblique: ?
Johan Franzen, back: ?
Darren Helm, MCL: 4-6 weeks
Patrick Eaves, Broken Jaw/ Concussion symptons:?