The 24-year-old center from Slovakia was injured a minute into
the third period of the Red Wings' 3-2 victory over Chicago on
Thursday night. Kopecky lost his footing and hit the boards as he
approached the Chicago blue line, and Blackhawks defenseman Jim
Vandermeer then fell on top of him.
Kopecky, who has one goal this season, was motionless on the ice
for a few minutes before being helped to the dressing room by
members of the Detroit training staff.