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Anthony Mantha (ribs) to miss at least four weeks for Red Wings

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Posted at 8:48 PM, Dec 27, 2019
and last updated 2019-12-27 20:48:11-05

Anthony Mantha is going to miss at least four weeks, Jeff Blashill said on Friday.

"He's got what I'd call rib-type issues and things associated with that," Blashill told reporters.

"It's not the head or anything like that or anything that would preclude him from having a long, real good career, but he's going to be out for a real good stretch."

Maple Leafs defenseman Jake Muzzin pulled Mantha to the ice in the December 21 game in Toronto. Mantha already missed eight games with a knee injury. At the time of his first injury, he was leading the Red Wings in scoring.

He has 12 goals and 24 points this season.