Brad Richards Out Friday With Back Injury

The Detroit Red Wings will be without veteran forward Brad Richards, the team announced on Friday.

Richards will miss Friday’s game against the Calgary Flames with a lower body injury, according to the team’s Twitter account. However, MLive’s Ansar Khan tweeted that coach Jeff Blashill said it’s a back injury — is the back “lower body”? — and Richards is considered day-to-day.

To add a wrinkle to that report, Helene St. James reports that GM Ken Holland indicated that the injury “is longer than day-to-day.” The team has sent Richards back to Detroit for tests.

This season, Richards has put up two assists through six games in his first year with the Red Wings.

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