Another Red Wings Injury

Detroit right wing Jason Williams has a broken fibula.

Detroit right wing Jason Williams has a broken fibula.

After Saturday night’s 5-1 loss in Toronto, Detroit Red Wings forward Jason Williams revealed that he has a fractured fibula in his right leg. If he doesn’t need surgery, the best case scenario, he should be out 6-8 weeks. He has not yet consulted with doctors for a recommendation, though.

Williams joins Johan Franzen (torn ACL), Valtteri Filppula(broken wrist) and Andreas Lilja (concussion) on Detroit’s growing injured list.

After the game, Detroit coach Mike Babcock said about Williams’ injury: “Losing Willy was a blow to us.  He was playing way more minutes than we expected. There is no sense worrying about the guys who aren’t available. We have to dig in.”

The Red Wings had won three straight and four out of five before Saturday night’s loss to the struggling Maple Leafs. They have climbed back to third place in the Central Division, just one point behind the Blackhawks. Detroit and Chicago have both played 15 games, while division-leading Columbus has played 16 and leads Chicago by two points.

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