Andrew Copp of the Detroit Red Wings.
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Andrew Copp to play through debilitating injury in pursuit of playoffs

Published April 15, 2024 at 7:59 PM

The Detroit Red Wings are looking to snap a lengthy Stanley Cup Playoff drought in 2024, and now one of their veterans is giving his all to make that happen.

Andrew Copp has been a rock solid player in the NHL for a long time and is as tough as they come, and he's now proving it. According to Head coach Derek Lalonde, Copp, who is dealing with a broken cheekbone will try his best to play in the teams final regular season games as they look to stay in the hunt for the playoffs.

Derek Lalonde said Andrew Copp (broken cheekbone) will take warmups tonight, then see if he's able to go. If not, same lineup as last game.
Wings host Canadiens, need at least a point to stay in playoff chase.

In his second season with Detroit, Copp is on pace for his lowest point total in a season since way back in 2019 with the Winnipeg Jets, but one thing that can never be questioned is his toughness. With two games against Montreal remaining, the Red Wings are tied for the final Wild Card spot in the East, and if they can pick up two huge wins, they will be Stanley Cup Playoff bound for the first time since 2016.

Whether or not Copp will be effective will depend entirely on how he feels, so there's a chance the team look to sit him if the injury will effect him too much, but given his leadership and his veteran experience, he's a player they will certainly want in the lineup.
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