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Red Wings F Eaves Out 6-8 Weeks With Broken Jaw

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DETROIT,MI - NOVEMBER 13:  Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings skates back up ice in a game against the Colorado Avalanche on November 13,2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Wings defeated the Avalanche 3-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

DETROIT,MI – NOVEMBER 13: Patrick Eaves #17 of the Detroit Red Wings skates back up ice in a game against the Colorado Avalanche on November 13,2010 at the Joe Louis Arena in Detroit, Michigan. The Wings defeated the Avalanche 3-1. (Photo by Claus Andersen/Getty Images)

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DETROIT (AP) — Detroit Red Wings forward Patrick Eaves is scheduled to have surgery on his broken jaw Monday and is expected to be out six to eight weeks.

Eaves was taken off the ice on a stretcher late in Saturday night’s game against Nashville after he was struck near the right ear by Roman Josi’s slap shot.

He was conscious and lifted himself onto the cart before leaving Joe Louis Arena.

Eaves was taken to Detroit Medical Center after the game and was still there Sunday afternoon. He has one point in 10 games this season for the Red Wings.

(© Copyright 2011 The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

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