Red Wings D Nicklas Lidstrom set to have right knee examined

DETROIT – Red Wings star defenceman Nicklas Lidstrom is expected to have his right knee examined Wednesday, two days after being injured in a game at Colorado.

Lidstrom hobbled off the ice after he was slammed into the boards by Ian Laperriere of the Avalanche in the first period Monday night.

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After beating the Avalanche 4-0, Detroit coach Mike Babcock said Lidstrom will “probably end up with a few days off.”

Babcock says it could be a week or 10 days off for the winner of five of the past six Norris Trophies.

The Red Wings are idle until playing Friday night at Calgary.