Stephens (lower body) will be out at least until Feb. 23, Ansar Khan of MLive.com reports. Stephens has already missed four contests and will miss many more, but at least he doesn't require surgery. He recorded four points in 16 games prior to suffering the injury against Montreal on Nov. 13.
Stephens (lower body) was placed on IR on Monday. The move was retroactive to Nov. 13. With Stephens expected to "miss some time," this move doesn't substantially alter his outlook. Joe Veleno has been recalled from AHL Grand Rapids and should fill in while Stephens recovers.
Stephens (lower body) "will miss some time" after leaving Saturday's game against Montreal. A better look at his timeline could be available in the coming days but this should rule him out for Monday's game against Columbus and Tuesday's tilt with the Stars. The 24-year-old Stephens has four assists through 16 games this season.
Stephens left Saturday's game against Montreal with a lower-body injury and will not return. Stephens crashed into the boards and was in noticeable pain when heading back to the bench. An update on the severity of his injury should be available before Monday's tilt with the Blue Jackets.
Stephens posted an assist and two PIM in Friday's 3-2 overtime loss to the Panthers. Stephens helped out on a Sam Gagner goal in the second period. The 24-year-old Stephens is up to three assists, nine shots on net and a minus-1 rating through eight contests. He looks like a lock for a fourth-line role, but the Red Wings' offense isn't deep enough for him to be considered a consistent producer.
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