DETROIT -- Red Wings defenseman Mathieu Schneider broke his
wrist in the first period of Detroit's Game 5 victory over San Jose
on Saturday in the Western Conference semifinals, knocking him out
of the remainder of the playoffs.
Schneider, who scored the overtime goal in San Jose on Wednesday night that evened the series at 2, was hurt when checked by Sharks
captain Patrick Marleau.
"He's a big part of our game. He's a top-four defenseman who
plays a lot of minutes," Red Wings captain Nicklas Lidstrom said.
"He's a big part of our power play, so yeah, he'll be missed."
Detroit won 4-1 to take a 3-2 series lead.