Jonathan Ericsson Still Not 100% After Finger Surgery

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While his 2013-2014 campaign started off on a decent track, Red Wings' blueliner Jonathan Ericsson saw his season end early when he fractured a finger and was determined to need surgery to fix and stabilize it. While the surgery was successful, Ericsson admits that he is still not 100% recovered and does not see it being much different for the start of the season.

Despite this fact, Ericsson does say he will be ready to play come the start of the season on October 9th. He's logged top-pairing minutes the last two season alongside countryman Niklas Kronwall, and has seemed to come into his own along they way, developing at a rapid pace.

The big question remains: with his playing still not at 100%, do you pair him at the top with Kronwall, or does Babcock take the minutes easy on him and let Danny DeKeyser log some top-pairing minutes, while Ericsson uses time on the 2nd or 3rd pairing to recover? Let us know what you think!

-Nathan Webb

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Comments

  1. DeKeyser has already come out and publicly stated that he has no doubts that a deal is going to get done. He only wants to play for us. So it's just a matter of them sitting down and hashing it out. -NW

  2. Smith plays best with Kronwall, so put Ericsson on the second pairing with DeKeyser. Quincey and HOPEFULLY Ouellet will be on the third pair, with Kindl gone, and Lashoff as the 7th defenseman

  3. Let him lay down in the crease in front of Howard, maybe then he'll do something useful like block a shot.

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