Red Wings D Ryan Sproul to miss time with sprained knee

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The Detroit Red Wings will be without defenseman Ryan Sproul for an extended period of time.

He slid hard into the boards during the second period of Saturday nights loss to the Edmonton Oilers.

After the game, head coach Jeff Blashill told reporters that Sproul will miss time with a sprained knee.

Sproul, taking the spot of former Red Wing Brendan Smith, has played in 27 games this season recording one goal and six assists. The Wings will call up another defenseman from the Grand Rapids Griffins to take his spot.

Detroit will head to Toronto on Tuesday to take on the Maple Leafs (28-22-14, 70 points) at 7:30 p.m.