Detroit Red Wings\' Chris Chelios is helped off the ice by teammate Alex Lebda as they face the Montreal Canadiens during third period NHL pre-season hockey game Tuesday, Sept. 30, 2008 in Montreal. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Paul Chiasson
DETROIT - Detroit Red Wings defenceman Chris Chelios will be sidelined three to six weeks with a fractured shin bone.
The 46-year-old Chelios is the NHL's oldest player. He is entering his 25th NHL season and his 10th with Detroit. The team says Chelios was injured while blocking a shot during the third period of Tuesday night's 2-1 pre-season loss to Montreal.
The Red Wings open their season Oct. 9 at home against Toronto.