September 3, 2015
DETROIT (AP) - Detroit Red Wings forward Kris Draper says he will miss Games 1 and 2 against the Anaheim Ducks.
Draper said Thursday his upper-body injury will be evaluated later this week.
He did not play in the first round against the Columbus Blue Jackets.
Draper's plus-minus rating was a team-worst and career-low minus-13 this season for the defending Stanley Cup champions.
Second-seeded Detroit will host the eighth-seeded Ducks on Friday night in Game 1 of the Western Conference semifinals. After Game 2 is played Sunday at Joe Louis Arena, Draper hopes to be cleared to play when the series shifts to California.
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