Kronwall (knee) out at least a month

Updated: November 22, 2009, 3:12 PM ET
Associated Press

DETROIT -- The banged-up Detroit Red Wings have lost defenseman Niklas Kronwall for at least a month with a sprained ligament in his left knee.

Niklas Kronwall


The team announced Sunday that Kronwall will be out four to eight weeks.

Kronwall had a leg-on-leg, open-ice collision with Montreal enforcer Georges Laraque on Saturday.

Laraque, who was called for tripping, said it was an accident. The Red Wings called it a dirty play.

Detroit has been without forwards Johan Franzen, Valtteri Filppula and Jason Williams because of injuries.

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