On Tuesday night, during the Detroit Red Wings shootout loss to the Montreal Canadiens, Red Wings F Matt Luff was slammed face-first into the boards by Juraj Slafkovský. As soon as the play happened, Luff was bleeding and he was taken back to the Red Wings locker room. He did not return to the game. Just moments ago, Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde spoke to reporters and he gave the unfortunate update that Luff will need surgery.
How long will Matt Luff be out for the Detroit Red Wings?
Red Wings head coach Derek Lalonde spoke to reporters on Wednesday and he said Luff will have surgery on Thursday and that he will be out for 10-12 weeks.
In seven games for the Red Wings during the 2022-23 season, Luff has one goal and zero assists.
Here is the hit, in case you missed it. Slafkovsky will have a hearing today, and it seems likely that he will face a suspension.