Ericsson (lower body) isn't likely to be subjected to a buyout from the Red Wings, Helene St. James of The Detroit Free Press reports. The Red Wings named Steve Yzerman as their new general manager Friday -- he succeeds Ken Holland, who slides into a senior vice president role -- but despite Yzerman having gone the buyout route with select players in his previous tenure directing the Lightning franchise, Ericsson isn't likely to be bought out since there's only one year remaining on his contract. This probably isn't what Detroit fans want to hear, as Ericsson only stacked five points against a minus-10 rating through 52 games this season, but he is a solid shutdown veteran, and there's value in keeping him around to mentor the growing crop of young blueliners.
Ericsson (lower body) is shaping up to be scratched from Saturday's season finale against the Sabres, per Dave Hogg of NHL.com. The big own-zone patroller only managed five points through 52 games in the 2018-19 campaign. Ericsson is pretty good at breaking up plays and throwing around hits when necessary, but that only goes so far in fantasy. He can be ignored in all fantasy drafts ahead of the 2019-20 season.
Ericsson (lower body) is not expected to be in Sunday's lineup against the Bruins. Ericsson has now missed seven of the last nine games and hasn't scored a point since early January. The defensive-minded blueliner's absence shouldn't hinder too many fantasy rosters.
Ericsson (lower body) won't suit up against the Devils on Friday, Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press reports. This explains why the Red Wings promoted Jake Chelios from AHL Grand Rapids on Thursday. Ericsson's absence likely won't be felt in most fantasy leagues since he's more of a shutdown defender.
Ericsson (lower body) left in the first period of Thursday's game against Buffalo and will not return. Ericsson played 4:38 of the opening period before having his night cut short due to a lower-body injury. Expect the Red Wings to update his situation ahead of Friday's matchup with New Jersey.
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