Wednesday, November 28, 2007
Draper has sprained knee, could miss two weeks or more
ESPN.com news reports
Kris Draper could miss about two weeks with a sprained knee he suffered Tuesday in the Detroit Red Wings' 5-3 win over the Calgary Flames, according to Detroit media reports.
"It's going to be 10 days to two weeks just to see how everything goes and hopefully I'll respond to treatment and can get back sooner rather than later," Draper said, according to the Detroit News.
Draper, who scored in the win, hurt his knee when he ran into the Flames' Owen Nolan along the boards late in the first period. According to the Detroit Free Press, Draper drove himself to an area hospital for an MRI exam after leaving the game.
We're a little concerned right now, but we're hoping that things are going to be real good, and it won't be a big issue," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said after the game, according to the Detroit Free Press.