In the past month, the Detroit Red Wings have been hit with a number of key injuries. They have struggled and are only 3-6-1 in their last 10 games.
The Wings are no longer in first place in the Western Conference, having been overtaken by the St. Louis Blues in the Central Division. The Nashville Predators are nipping at their heels, only two points back in the division.
While Detroit expects to return to full strength before the playoffs begin, they will need more than just their top players to contribute if they have any chance at making a run for the Stanley Cup.