Nash will miss at least a week

Updated: January 19, 2004, 7:30 AM ET
Associated Press

PHOENIX -- Phoenix Coyotes defenseman David Tanabe will be sidelined for up to four months with a torn knee ligament and left wing Tyson Nash will miss at least a week with a sprained knee.

Tanabe injured his anterior cruciate ligament Friday during the Coyotes 3-3 tie with the Detroit Red Wings. The 23-year-old ranks second on the team in average ice time per game with 23:02. He has played in all 45 Coyotes games this season.

Nash was injured Thursday during Phoenix's 4-3 loss to the Nashville Predators. He ranks third in the club for penalty minutes and has five points.

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