Kronwall out; Lidstrom sidelined with back strain
Defenseman Brett Lebda is expected to return to the lineup. He has been out since suffering a concussion March 24 against the St. Louis Blues.
Kronwall was helped off the ice and taken to a hospital after being injured on a check into the end boards by the Stars' Joel Lundqvist 24 seconds into the game, which Dallas won 4-3.
Kronwall had a "non-displaced fracture of his sacrum,'' the team said in a statement. The sacrum is the triangular bone near the lower end of the spine.
Kronwall has already had a broken leg and major knee surgery during his three-season NHL career.
The Red Wings also recalled defenseman Kyle Quincey from their American Hockey League affiliate Grand Rapids Griffins.
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