Fischer out for 4-6 months
The fourth year Wings defenseman tore an ACL late in their victory vs. the Predators. This will be a major blow and may force them to sign a veteran defenseman to fill the void. Possible replacements:
1. Steve Duchesne (37)- vet defenseman who helped the wings win the cup is the most likely candidate for the job.
2. Cory Cross (31)
3. Gary Suter (38) – reported that the may try to coax him out of retirement.
4. Jason Woolley (31) – just waived by the Buffalo Sabres, may fit in well with the wings.
-In the meantime they will call up a defenseman from their Grand Rapids Affiliate.
-Jiri Slegr has signed a one-year contract with a Russian team and is not in the running.
– They also reported that a trade for a defenseman (i.e. Kyle Mclaren, Alexei Zhitnik) would be a last resort.