Alfredsson out, Andersson in for Red Wings in Game 3 against Bruins

Veteran Red Wings winger Alfredsson out with upper-body injury

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Detroit Red Wings' Daniel Alfredsson (11) receives high-fives after scoring against the Pittsburgh Penguins during the first period of an NHL hockey game Thursday, March 20, 2014, in Detroit.

DETROIT - Daniel Alfredsson won't be in the lineup Tuesday night when the Detroit Red Wings host the Boston Bruins for Game 3 of their opening round series. 

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The 41-year-old winger is suffering from an upper-body injury. Joakim Andersson will join Detroit's lineup in Alfredsson's absence. 


It's not clear what Alfredsson's specific injury is, but it could be a back injury which he has been dealing with all season. 

Andersson appeared in 65 games with the Red Wings this season, notching 8 goals and 9 assists. The 25-year-old native of Sweden played in 14 playoff games with Detroit last year, tallying a goal and 4 assists. 


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