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Chelios, 46, out 3-6 weeks with fractured shin bone

Updated: October 2, 2008, 8:12 PM ET
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DETROIT -- Red Wings defenseman Chris Chelios will be sidelined three to six weeks with a fractured shin bone.

The 46-year-old Chelios is the NHL's oldest player. He is entering his 25th NHL season and his 10th with Detroit. Chelios signed a one-year deal with the Red Wings in the offseason.

The team says Chelios was injured while blocking a slap shot during the third period of Tuesday night's 2-1 preseason loss to Montreal. On Wednesday, he was maneuvering around Joe Louis ...

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