Jonathan Ericsson D DET 23 Days

Ericsson (undisclosed) said he is ready to play in Friday's game against the Flames, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Ericsson missed Thursday's practice as a precaution, but there's no indication that his undisclosed injury is anything serious. It may just have been general soreness, and he should be fine for Friday's game.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 24 Days

Ericsson is banged up and did not practice Thursday, Ansar Khan of MLive reports.

Ericsson isn't dealing with a specific injury and likely is just taking a maintenance day Thursday. Coach Mike Babcock stated the Wings will see how he's feeling Friday and then make a decision for the evening's game.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 24 Days

Ericsson recorded an assist in Wednesday's 2-1 overtime victory over the Rangers.

After closing January on a four-game point streak, Ericssom predictably fell back to earth in February, failing to log a single goal or assist while attempting only eight shots over 11 games. As a stay-at-home defenseman who rarely sees power-play time, Ericsson can't be trusted as a consistent source for points, severely limiting his ceiling as a fantasy option.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 2 Months

Ericsson netted his third goal of the season and gathered two PIM in Saturday's win over the Islanders.

The goal helped Ericsson push his point streak to four games, a surprise development for a player who had accumulated only nine in his first 46 games. It's that larger sample of production that fantasy owners should put more stock in; Ericsson shouldn't be mistaken for a consistent offensive threat for the Wings.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 2 Months

Ericsson tallied an assist and two blocked shots in Tuesday's 5-4 win over Florida.

Ericsson has one point in each of his last two games, but it's the blocked shots and gritty play that earns Ericsson the 20:10 average ice time per game.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 3 Months

Ericsson scored the Red Wings' only goal in a 3-1 loss to the Capitals on Saturday night. It was his first point in 14 games and first goal of the season.

We've said it before -- he's not in the lineup for his offensive chops. And his hits are off his typical average, so he's one of those rare guys whose value is almost zero in all formats.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 4 Months

Ericsson tallied his fourth assist of the season Thursday in a 4-3 victory over the Jets.

Ericsson is not in the lineup for his offensive skills, although he has chipped in two assists in his last two games. After scoring 11 points in 48 contests in 2013-14, he has four in 19 games this season.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 5 Months

Ericsson was credited with a secondary assist on Henrik Zetterberg's overtime game-winner Saturday versus the Maple Leafs.

Ericsson was limited in the preseason while first recovering from offseason finger surgery and later nursing a groin and hip flexor injury, but has suited up for all five of the Red Wings' regular-season tilts. As more of a stay-at-home defenseman, he probably won't be able to crack 20 points over an 82-game schedule.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 6 Months

Ericsson (hip) is scheduled to play in Saturday's preseason game, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Coach Mike Babcock didn't know whether or not he'd actually follow through with the plan and use Ericsson in Saturday's game, but the fact that he's at least received clearance to play suggests that the hip flexor injury isn't much of a concern any longer. He should be near 100 percent healthy when the Red Wings opener their season Oct. 9 against the Bruins.

Jonathan Ericsson D DET 6 Months

Ericsson (hip flexor) isn't certain if he'll play in the Red Wings' remaining two preseason games, MLive.com's Ansar Khan reports.

Though Ericsson returned to practice Wednesday, he may not be operating at full speed when the Red Wings conclude their exhibition schedule Saturday. He does, however, feel that he will be 100 percent healthy for the Oct. 9 opener against the Bruins, especially after he gets in a few more hard skates. The blueliner is also returning from a broken finger that prevented him from playing in the final 14 regular-season contests and the playoffs, but that particular injury isn't expected to hinder him any further.