What would any day be this season without an injury.
This time, it's Red Wings forward Todd Bertuzzi, who'll miss this weekend's back-to-back games with a back issue.
Bertuzzi didn't practice Friday, although general manager Ken Holland said tests showed nothing out of the ordinary.
"We'll know more in the next day or two," Holland said.
Bertuzzi was hit in the corner during Thursday's game against the Blues and appeared to fall awkwardly. He went straight to the locker room, but later returned to the bench.
With Bertuzzi out, the Red Wings recalled forward Joakim Andersson from Grand Rapids.
Andersson (6-foot-2, 205 pounds), 24, provides the Red Wings with Bertuzzi-like size and a grinding game, which could prove critical with the big and physical Stanley Cup champion Kings in town Sunday.
"Andersson is having a good season (10 goals, 17 assists), has size, he's good defensively, and this is a good opportunity to evaluate him," Holland said. "We didn't want to wake up this weekend and need a body."
Todd Bertuzzi to miss two games due to back issue
Detroit News | Feb 9