Vitale (concussion) has been ruled out for the season by Red Wings general manager Ken Holland, Mike Halford of reports.

Vitale suffered the concussion after a fight with Boston's Kevan Miller last October, and was limited to just the one game. The 31-year-old center, along with two draft picks, was traded from Arizona to Detroit for Pavel Datsyuk and the 16th overall pick during the offseason.

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