Wisniewski Will Not Play Tonight

Tuesday, 05.5.2009 / 11:14 PM PT / News
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Wisniewski Will Not Play Tonight
Wisniewski Discusses the Injury

Ducks defenseman James Wisniewski will not play in tonight's Game 4 of the Western Conference Semifinals against the Red Wings, still suffering from the effects of a lung contusion.

Wisniewski was struck in the chest with a puck during the second period of Anaheim's 2-1 victory over Detroit in Game 3 of the Western Conference Semifinals at Honda Center. Seconds after taking the puck to the chest, he was hit with an elbow in the face from Detroit forward Tomas Holmstrom. Wisniewski was taken off the ice on a stretcher while struggling to breathe and coughing up blood. He was immediately taken to UCI Medical Center, where he spent Tuesday night and was released yesterday afternoon.

"I had to look at the replay and see it. I didn't know I was skating around for another 10 seconds after taking the initial blow," Wisniewski said. "I was kind of out of it the whole time I was skating around. I remember getting hit in the face and that was pretty much about it. I look back and I see that it was a blatant elbow. I was hunched over, coughing up blood and I got a blatant elbow. That shows a little bit of a gutless play by one of their players, not mentioning any names."

Wisniewski will be replaced in the lineup by either Brendan Mikkelson, Brett Festerling or Brian Salcido. He said his return to the lineup is, "up to my body. I'm going to ride the bike tomorrow and get a little exercise in there and see how my breathing is. Hopefully I can dress on Sunday. I need to talk to have the team doctors check me out, see that I can breathe properly and that I'm not coughing up any blood."

 

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  TEAM GP W L OT GF GA PTS
1 z - ANA 82 51 24 7 236 226 109
2 y - STL 82 51 24 7 248 201 109
3 x - NSH 82 47 25 10 232 208 104
4 x - CHI 82 48 28 6 229 189 102
5 x - VAN 82 48 29 5 242 222 101
6 x - MIN 82 46 28 8 231 201 100
7 x - WPG 82 43 26 13 230 210 99
8 x - CGY 82 45 30 7 241 216 97
9 LAK 82 40 27 15 220 205 95
10 DAL 82 41 31 10 261 260 92
11 COL 82 39 31 12 219 227 90
12 SJS 82 40 33 9 228 232 89
13 EDM 82 24 44 14 198 283 62
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R. Getzlaf 2 1 3 2 4
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J. Silfverberg 2 1 0 1 1
S. Despres 2 0 1 1 1
R. Kesler 2 0 1 -1 1
C. Fowler 2 0 1 1 1
H. Lindholm 2 0 1 -1 1
K. Palmieri 2 0 0 -1 0
 
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