Thursday, December 10, 2009
Cleary injured, Wings now missing 6 regulars
Dan Cleary was injured in the third period of last night's shutout loss to the Blues, which makes him the sixth regular rotation Wing to be out of the lineup. Reports are being published today that Cleary could be out for around a month. The disparity between this year's roster and last year's roster is striking. At this point, the most I'm hoping for is for the Wings to just hold on and keep themselves within striking distance of the playoffs while they wait for their everyday guys to step back into the lineup. It's truly a sad day in Detroit hockey, as we're at the point where we're basically fielding Grand Rapids East. I know that Ken Holland has reiterated recently that he won't be making any moves, but if this keeps up then the Wings hand might be forced. Only time will tell.