Detroit Red Wings Lose Dan Cleary for a Month

Tab BamfordSenior Writer IDecember 10, 2009

DENVER - OCTOBER 24:  Dan Cleary #11 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 24, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 3-1.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
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According to reports out of Detroit, Red Wings coach Mike Babcock has confirmed that forward Dan Cleary will be out for a month with a separated shoulder. Cleary was injured Wednesday night in Detroit's loss to St. Louis.

Cleary joins Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula, Jason Williams, and Niklas Kronwall on Detroit's injury report.

Only Henrik Zetterberg and Pavel Datysuk have more points so far this season than Cleary, who had 16 before getting hurt.