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Rasmussen Injured Blocking Shot Against Tampa Bay Lightning



Michael Rasmussen, Detroit Red Wings

Michael Rasmussen left the ice in considerable pain after blocking a shot in the first period of the Detroit Red Wings’ home game against the Tampa Bay Lighting.

After the period, the Red Wings announced Rasmussen wouldn’t return because of a lower body injury. Lightning defenseman Zach Bogosian took the shot that struck Rasmussen.


If Rasmussen is out for any length of time, it would significantly hurt their playoff charges. The 6-foot-6 forward has developed into a critical player in terms of offense and prickliness.

The Red Wings have had bad luck when it comes to shot-blocking injuries this season. It’s unknown how badly Rasmussen is injured. However, he is the fifth player to suffer an injury blocking a shot. Rasmussen and Andrew Copp have developed some chemistry on the second line.

Tyler Bertuzzi had had to have two different surgeries to repair broken bones in both hands. He was hurt once by an opponent’s shot and once when he was hit by a teammate when he was going to the net. Zadina suffered a broken bone in his leg blocking a shot. He only recently returned to the lineup.

Elmer Soderblom’s and Matt Luff’s injuries were less severe, but they missed some time.


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