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Wings' Ericsson has appendectomy

Updated: May 27, 2009, 10:00 PM ET
By Pierre LeBrun | ESPN.com

DETROIT -- The Red Wings suffered another lineup blow before Game 5 of the Western Conference finals on Wednesday.

Rookie Jonathan Ericsson had an emergency appendectomy.

The rookie defenseman "complained of abdominal pain and was taken to the Detroit Medical Center for testing," the Red Wings said in a statement before the game. "He was diagnosed with acute appendicitis and underwent successful surgery this afternoon."

The Wings expect Ericsson to be back for the next ...

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