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Kopecky has surgery on collarbone, out 10-12 weeks

12/15/2006 - NHL Tomas Kopecky Detroit Red Wings + more

DETROIT -- Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Kopecky had
surgery Friday to repair a broken collarbone, an injury that will
sideline the rookie for the next 10 to 12 weeks.

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.