Cleary’s injury has been diagnosed as insignificant as the forward simply “got his bell rung.” We should have more news shortly on whether he will miss any playing time
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Dan Cleary left last night’s 5-4 win over the Calgary Flames during the second period and would not return. The 32-year-old has been diagnosed as out with an upper-body injury after a hit from Flames defenseman Mark Giordano.
As of right now there is no assesment on his health. Cleary also was shaken up earlier in the game by an open-ice hit from Craig Conroy, so the injury could have happened even earlier.
Cleary has been one of the hottest players on the Red Wings, putting together a six game scoring streak and scoring at a career-high pace. Through his first 18 games, the right wing has nine goals and 14 points.