Originally written on Pro Sports Daily  |  Last updated 11/15/14

DENVER - OCTOBER 24: Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings warms up prior to facing the Colorado Avalanche during NHL action at the Pepsi Center on October 24, 2009 in Denver, Colorado. The Avalanche defeated the Red Wings 3-1. (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)
Patrick Eaves the Red Wings forward and penalty-killer will likely miss two to four weeks because both a sprained ankle and MCL suffered at practice on Thursday general manager Ken Holland said. With the Red Wings preparing to play the Bruins at 7 p.m. Saturday and the Blackhawks at 5 p.m. Sunday in their next two exhibition games before the start of the season Oct. 2 against Buffalo Holland indicated the other injuries are minor. Jakub Kindl said he is feeling better after injuring a right hip flexor in a rut on the ice during the second period in Boston on Thursday. Kindl said he needs only a bit of rest and treatment and Holland said he expects the young defenseman who assumed a significantly more prominent role with the Red Wings beginning last season to miss both games this weekend.
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