Jonathan Ericsson D DET 6 Days

Though Ericsson acknowledged Wednesday that he's not 100 percent recovered from Mar. 19 surgery on his finger, he expects to be ready for the Red Wings' regular-season opener, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

The Red Wings will more than likely proceed slowly with Ericsson during training camp, but for the time being, there seems to be little doubt that he'll be on the ice for Game 1. After he was limited to 48 games during an injury-plagued 2013-14 season, Ericsson will look for better health during the upcoming campaign. Ericsson join Niklas Kronwall on the team's top pairing, but his historically meager offensive productive makes him the far less viable fantasy option of the two players.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 6 Days

Ericsson has stated his surgically repaired hand is still healing, but he expects to be ready for the upcoming season, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

Ericsson is one of the top defensemen in Detroit, and they need him healthy for the regular season. He was injured in March but the injury appears to have been more severe than originally thought. He had 11 points in 48 games in 2013-14.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 5 Months

it is unlikely that Jonathan Ericsson will be able to play in the first round of the playoffs.

He is still recovering from a broken finger and is aiming for the second round. The fact that the Red Wings are playing the President Trophy winning Bruins makes Ericsson's chances of playing in the post-season remote.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 5 Months

Jonathan Ericsson (finger) is slated to skate for the first time on Thursday.

However, it's unlikely that he'll be able to return during the first round of the playoffs. "It's too early to tell," said Ericsson, who will have three pins removed from his finger next week. "The round could go on for about two weeks. It's not going to be the beginning of the round, I know that."

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 5 Months

Jonathan Ericsson (finger) isn't expected to be available in the first round of the playoffs.

He's apparently on track to return in the second round if Detroit makes it that far. Ericsson has been out of action since Mar. 18 because of broken finger, which required surgery to repair.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 6 Months

Jonathan Ericsson (finger surgery) will miss the next four-to-six weeks.

There was some initial hope that Ericsson would be able to return after just two weeks. Now Ericsson is done for the season and potentially part of the playoffs if Detroit makes it that far. He had 11 points and 34 penalty minutes in 48 games this season.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 6 Months

Jonathan Ericsson will have surgery on his broken finger.

Ericsson is out for at least two weeks after sustaining the injury on Wednesday. The Detroit Red Wings have been decimated by injuries this season and there seems to be no end in sight to their bad luck. All things considered, it's remarkable that they're still in the fight for a playoff spot.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 6 Months

Jonathan Ericsson sustained a broken finger in Tuesday's win versus Toronto.

He didn't play in the third period and GM Ken Holland said the Wings blueliner is expected to be sidelined for "10 days to two weeks." Ericsson will probably undergo surgery on Wednesday to stabilize his finger.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 7 Months

Jonathan Ericsson missed practice Friday.

It was a maintenance day off and the defenseman will be in the Red Wing lineup when Detroit faces Tampa Saturday night.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 8 Months

Jonathan Ericsson (ribs) has confirmed that he will play on Wednesday.

Ericsson was already cleared to return, so that shouldn't come as a surprise. He has been sidelined since Dec. 23.