Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson was forced to leave Thursday night’s game against the Washington Capitals with what the team is calling an upper-body injury.
UPDATE: Jonathan Ericsson (upper body) injury. Will not return. #RedWings
— Detroit Red Wings (@DetroitRedWings) February 10, 2017
Ericsson was leveled behind the net by Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom and some are questioning whether the hit deserves supplemental discipline. You can be the judge for yourself:
Backstrom was assessed a 2-minute minor for boarding on the play while Ericsson will not return.