Ericsson tallied his fourth goal of the season Thursday in a 3-2 win against Winnipeg. Ericsson has scored a little more as of late, with two goals and an assist in his last seven games, and is also a plus-2 over that span. With a career high of 15 points, Ericsson will never light the world on fire from a fantasy standpoint but is a serviceable defender.
Ericsson (lower body) is "real close" to a return and should be able to play in Saturday's game, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. Ericsson has missed the last five games with the injury, but appears about ready to go. He will provide a little stability on the blue line, as Detroit has struggled with defenseman injuries as of late, but not a ton of offensive upside with nine points in 50 games.
Coach Ken Holland indicated Monday that Ericsson (lower body) won't return to the lineup Tuesday against the Rangers, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Not much of an offensive threat (nine points in 50 games), Ericsson doesn't really provide much to be excited about in fantasy. Still, the Red Wings will certainly welcome his return when it occurs, but his next chance now comes Saturday against the Avalanche.
Ericsson (lower body) is aiming to return Tuesday against the Rangers, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. This effectively rules Ericsson out for road games Saturday and Sunday, but the defenseman added, "Tuesday is not out of the question." When healthy, Ericsson has proven capable of producing a point about once every five games, though his primary focus is slowing the opposition.
Ericsson (lower body) did not practice Wednesday and will not play in Thursday's game against the Penguins, Ansar Khan of MLive reports. It's still not clear what Ericsson is suffering from, but it's apparently severe enough to keep him out another game. He'll need to practice a couple times before getting back into a game, and his next chance to return will be a back-to-back Saturday and Sunday.
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