Report: Red Wings’ Jonathan Ericsson out six to eight weeks

The Capitals scored three unanswered goals in the third period to beat the Red Wings 6-3.

Detroit Red Wings defenceman Jonathan Ericsson will reportedly miss the next six to eight weeks with a fractured wrist, according to Helene St. James.

Ericsson was hit from behind by Washington Capitals forward Nicklas Backstrom at 15:51 of the first period. Backstrom received a boarding minor on the play.

The Red Wings had previously tweeted that there’s no timetable for Ecrisson’s return.

The 32-year-old has one goal and eight assists through 50 games this season.