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Time to sell? Red Wings lose Frans Nielsen to upper-body injury


The Detroit Red Wings might need more than a gentle push to become “sellers” at the upcoming trade deadline. Maybe losing All-Star Frans Nielsen would provide that extra motivation?

Nielsen suffered an upper-body injury during Friday’s game against his former team, the New York Islanders, and will not return.

Beyond missing the rest of this game, it’s unclear how severe the injury might be. It’s also difficult to tell when, exactly, Nielsen got hurt. Maybe during this exchange detailed below?

With the Red Wings on the outside looking in at a playoff spot, you have to wonder if something like this might just make or break things for GM Ken Holland.