Red Wings F Anthony Mantha out couple of weeks with lower body injury

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY - NOVEMBER 23: Anthony Mantha #39 of the Detroit Red Wings skates against the New Jersey Devils at the Prudential Center on November 23, 2019 in Newark, New Jersey. The Devils defeated the Red Wings 5-1. (Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images) (2019 Getty Images)

DETROIT – The struggling Detroit Red Wings now will be without their leading goal scorer for a couple of weeks.

Anthony Mantha, who leads the team with 12 goals this season, suffered a lower body injury during Sunday’s game against the Carolina Hurricanes. The Red Wings announced Tuesday that the injury will keep him out of the lineup for a couple of weeks.

It’s unclear exactly how he got hurt Sunday night.

Mantha missed significant time last season with a hand injury.

Detroit sits firmly at the bottom of the NHL with a 7-16-3 record. The team is on another six-game losing streak.

Up next is the Toronto Maple Leafs on Wednesday in Detroit.

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