Tomas Kopecky suffered a shoulder injury during the second period, tonight, and will not return to the game. Kopecky hurt himself when he reached up with his right arm for a high puck and slammed into the boards. He said that the hurt continued to increase as he played, so it was decided that he would skip the third period of a 3-0 game.
Kopecky said that doctors initially thought it to be a problem in the muscle, which could just require a short rest. He'll test the arm in Nashville, Thursday. Coach Mike Babcock said that Kopecky is day-to-day and likely will not play Thursday.