Red Wings GM: Datsyuk, Franzen, Hudler likely out vs. Pens

Mar 20, 2011 |

Detroit Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk and right wings Johan Franzen and Jiri Hudler will likely sit in Monday's game against the Pittsburgh Penguins, general manager Ken Holland said on Sunday.

"We're anticipating Hudler, Franzen and Datsyuk all out (on Monday)," Holland said. "They're all day-to-day. We'll see as we go.''

The reigning Selke Trophy winner, Datsyuk suffered a lower body injury in Thursday's win over the Columbus Blue Jackets. The Russian has 22 goals and 35 assists and 52 games this season. Datsyuk missed 19 games earlier in the season with a broken hand.

Franzen, who is nursing an undisclosed injury, has collected 27 goals, 24 assists and 50 penalty minutes this season.

Hudler, who is being plagued by the flu, has recorded eight goals, 24 assists and 24 penalty minutes this campaign.

Oddsmakers still have the Red Wings set as considerable favorites at -160. The total is set at 5.5.

Sidney Crosby remains out for the Penguins with a concussion and he is just one of a long list of Penguins hit by the injury bug. Pittsburgh is now 12-9-2 without their top two stars, Crosby and Evgeni Malkin (knee, out for season).

To see a complete list of injuries for this game, click on our matchup page.


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