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Red Wings' Cleary out with fractured ankle

Dec. 27, 2010 at 6:18 PM

DETROIT, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Detroit Red Wings forward Dan Cleary sustained a fractured ankle and will be out at least a month, team officials said Monday.

Cleary hurt his ankle when he was struck by a puck shot by teammate Brad Stuart during Sunday's 4-1 victory at Minnesota, only moments after he had notched his team-best 16th goal of the year.

The Wings said Cleary's ankle won't need surgery.

It was only the latest bad injury news for Detroit. The club lost high-scoring forward Pavel Datsyuk last week with a broken hand. The Red Wings left winger, who has notched 27 assists in 33 games, will also be out for at least a month.

Forward Jan Mursak was recalled from Grand Rapids of the American Hockey League to fill Cleary's roster spot.

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