ALLEN PARK, MI – The Detroit Lions say quarterback Matthew Stafford has undergone successful surgery on his right knee.
Stafford had what the Lions called minor surgery on Tuesday. He was placed on injured reserve last week after a physical exam revealed he wouldn't be ready to play in Sunday's season finale against Chicago.
DETROIT – Brett Perlini had two goals and an assist and Michigan State beat Michigan Tech 10-1 in a semifinal of the Great Lakes Invitational on Tuesday.
Daultan Leveille and Trevor Nill had a goal and two assists each and Zach Josepher, Dustin Gazley and Matt Crandell had a goal and an assist for the Spartans (13-6-2). Corey Tropp, Zach Golembiewski and Nick Sucharski also scored for Michigan State. Drew Palmisano made 28 saves.
LANSING, MI – State environmental regulators have given Consumers Energy permission to build a controversial new coal-fired power plant in Michigan's Thumb region. The new plant will be cleaner-burning than existing plants. But environmental groups say the state should not be approving any new coal plants.