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Wednesday, March 19, 2014
Jonathan Ericsson out 2 weeks news services

DETROIT -- The banged-up Detroit Red Wings have taken another hit.

Defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was hit by a shot and suffered a broken finger Tuesday night against the Toronto Maple Leafs. He will miss at least two weeks and may require surgery.

Jonathan Ericsson
Jonathan Ericsson may require surgery for a broken finger and will miss at least two weeks for the Detroit Red Wings.

"There's a chance he could have surgery [Wednesday], which would speed up the [healing] process," general manager Ken Holland told after Tuesday's game.

Ericsson, who played for 13-plus minutes over the first two periods against Toronto, has a goal and 10 assists with a plus-2 rating in 48 games this season.

"It's tough; he's one of our top D-men," goaltender Jimmy Howard told "You kind of shake your head; hopefully we don't lose another guy because now it's just getting to be mind-boggling."

The Red Wings, who have won just three of their past eight games, are missing several forwards -- including Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg -- but had been relatively healthy on the blue line.

"We get somebody hurt every day, and they never come back," coach Mike Babcock said.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.