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Kopecky Out For Game 5

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Tomas Kopecky who decided to drop the gloves with Anaheim D Francois Beauchemin, has been ruled out for Sunday's Game 5 in Detroit. Unfortunately, Kopeck's face met Beauchemin's fists several times in the losing effort for the fight.

This leaves several options for Babcock and his staff to decide upon a replacement for Kopecky. Kris Draper is still listed as doubtful for the game and with the end of the Grand Rapids Griffins' season, the Wings called up three forwards in Ville Leino, Aaron Downey, and Justin Abdelkader. Leino and Downey are the more likely of the two to get the spot. Downey is an enforcer and can be used against the physical Ducks team while Leino is more of an offensive weapon.

In case you missed it, and for some reason want to see Kopecky lose the fight, here it is:

PAINFULLY UPDATED: Apparently, Kopecky needs facial surgery. Yikes. Paging Aaron Downey to drop the gloves next time.