Kopecky Out for Season

Tomas Kopecky is out for four-to-six months, having suffered a torn ACL and a sprained MCL in a collision with Manny Malhotra of Columbus Thursday night.

“It’s disappointing for us, but it’s really disappointing for him after missing most of the playoffs last year,” Detroit general manager Ken Holland said. “He was starting to get more ice time and you could see his confidence growing.”

With Kopecky out, Holland will sign Justin Abdelkader to an entry-level deal on Friday and the former Michigan State star will remain with the team throughout the playoffs. Abdelkader made his Red Wings debut against the Blue Jackets and took on many of Kopecky’s minutes after the third-period injury.

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