Red Wings Rumors & News

  • IOC will have to pay for NHL players

    TSN "If the International Olympic Committee wants NHL players at the 2018 Winter Games in Pyeongchang they had best take a look at the people sitting at the table and their negotiating history. When they do, they’ll reach the conclusion they’re going to pay or they won’t have NHL players. There’s no..." October 27

  • Larkin scores twice as Red Wings topple Hurricanes

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Forward Dylan Larkin owes his grandmother another goal, but the Detroit Red Wings will settle for what he gave them Tuesday night. Larkin scored his first two goals of the season to lead Detroit to its fifth consecutive win, a 4-2 decision over the Carolina Hurricanes on Tuesday..." October 25

  • Mike Commodore is now an Uber driver

    Puck Drunk Love "Mike Commodore’s career has taken a new, surprising path. When he’s not telling people to #PackYourShit on Twitter, the former Carolina Hurricanes defenseman will be a driver for Uber. Bob McKenzie of wrote an excellent piece on the now retired-defenseman, detailing his first day as an..." October 25

  • Talbot, Anisimov and Green named stars of the week "Edmonton Oilers goaltender Cam Talbot, Chicago Blackhawks center Artem Anisimov and Detroit Red Wings defenseman Mike Green have been named the NHL's "Three Stars" for the week ending Oct. 23. FIRST STAR - CAM TALBOT, G, EDMONTON OILERS Talbot went 3-0-0 with a 1.00 goals-against average,..." October 24

  • Red Wings’ Abdelkader out with lower body injury

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings will be without veteran forward Justin Abdelkader on Saturday night when they host the San Jose Sharks. The official word from the team is that he is sidelined with a lower body injury. He will be replaced in the lineup by Andreas Athanasiou. Athanasiou has appeared in..." October 23

  • Howard, Nyquist propel Red Wings past Sharks

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Two players who had their struggles in 2015-16 were the biggest reason the Detroit Red Wings won on Saturday night. Jimmy Howard made 30 saves for the 23rd shutout of his career and first of the season and Gustav Nyquist scored twice as Detroit breezed to a 3-0 victory over the..." October 22

  • Nyquist leads Red Wings to third straight win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings are looking more and more like the team fans have become accustomed to watching over the years. Gustav Nyquist had a goal and an assist to lead Detroit to a 5-3 win against the Nashville Predators on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. It was the Red Wings..." October 21

  • Howard backstops Red Wings to win vs. Rangers

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- Henrik Zetterberg was so critical of his team that it would be easy to think the Detroit Red Wings were blown out Wednesday night. They would have been, sure, but goaltender Jimmy Howard delivered an outstanding performance that masked a lot of flaws. Howard stopped 32..." October 19

  • ‘The new Bruise Brothers’: Wings vow to protect each other

    Detroit News "Is this Bruise Brothers II with these current Red Wings? The two fights Monday against Ottawa gave the Red Wings four fighting majors over the first three games. They had eight all of last year. “The new Bruise Brothers,” said coach Jeff Blashill after Monday’s victory over Ottawa. “Lead..." October 19

  • Green gets first hat trick in Red Wings' win

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Defenseman Mike Green's best days for creating offense may be behind him, but he did something Monday night that he never accomplished before. Green posted his first career hat trick to lead the Detroit Red Wings to a 5-1 win against the Ottawa Senators at Joe Louis Arena...." October 17

  • Red Wings begin final season at Joe Louis Arena

    Detroit News "In Joe Louis Arena, fans witnessed the long-desired revival of a great sports franchise, acquainted their wide-eyed children with a cathedral of sports, smuggled octopi, proposed marriage, praised and cursed the hockey gods and, uncountable times, rhythmically bellowed, “Let’s go Red..." October 17

  • Givani Smith inks entry-level deal with Red Wings

    Today's Slapshot "The Detroit Red Wings drafted right winger Givani Smith out of the OHL’s Guelph Storm with the 46th overall pick at the 2016 NHL Entry Draft. Now, they’ve decided to ink him to an entry-level deal. The Red Wings confirmed on Monday morning that Smith, who has five points through seven games..." October 17

  • As Red Wings tinker, Anthanasiou back in the mix

    Detroit News "One game, one loss, was enough to tweak the Red Wings lineup. Andreas Athanasiou, a healthy scratch opening night, will play on the top line with Frans Nielsen and Henrik Zetterberg Saturday night against the Panthers. Tomas Tatar drops down to the second line with Dylan Larkin and Riley..." October 15

  • Marchessault steps up for Panthers in 4-1 win

    The Sports Xchange "SUNRISE, Fla. – Jonathan Marchessault is kind of like a human band-aid. With the Florida Panthers hurting in the exhibition season -- losing top-six forwards Nick Bjugstad for one month and Jonathan Huberdeau for up to four months -- Marchessault has stopped the bleeding, figuratively..." October 15

  • McKenzie explains potential for NHL lockout in 2020

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Bob McKenzie made an appearance on Toronto’s SiriusXM NHL Network Radio Friday afternoon. Having broken the news of Rickard Rakell’s six-year contract extension with the Anaheim Ducks a short time earlier, McKenzie was asked about the seeming wave of longer-length contracts across..." October 14

  • Zetterberg won’t pull a Datsyuk, intends on playing out contract in Detroit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Red Wings captain Henrik Zetterberg said he has no intention of following in the footsteps of former teammate Pavel Datsyuk, who left the organization with one year remaining on his contract. From the Detroit Free Press: [Columnist Mitch] Albom: When you signed that 12-year deal (in 2009)..." October 13

  • Darren Dreger: I believe Trouba would love to play for the Detroit Red Wings

    Today's Slapshot "NHL Insider Darren Dreger made an appearance on Buffalo’s WGR 550 Wednesday morning, and added another tidbit on a potential Red Wings angle to the Jacob Trouba trade request situation. The conversation shifted from a discussion on the contract extension of Sabres defenseman Rasmus Ristolainen..." October 13

  • 10 surprises on opening night rosters "With the NHL season set to begin Wednesday, each of the 30 teams announced its 23-man roster. As expected, Auston Matthews, the No. 1 pick in the 2016 NHL Draft by the Toronto Maple Leafs, and Patrik Laine, the No. 2 pick by the Winnipeg Jets, made their teams. But there were plenty of other young..." October 12

  • 31 bold predictions for 2016-17 season

    TSN "Go bold or go home. The task at hand on the eve of the 2016-17 season is to make one bold prediction for all 31 National Hockey League franchises. By nature, the end result is either all or nothing, spot on or utterly insane. There is no comfortable middle ground. Last year, it wasn’t so..." October 12

  • Detroit Red Wings lose Teemu Pulkkinen to Wild; Niklas Kronwall on IR

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings bid farewell to another prospect today, losing Teemu Pulkkinen on waivers to Minnesota. The Wild claimed the undersized forward by the noon deadline, ending his time with the organization that drafted him 111th overall in 2010. On Sunday, the Wings lost forward Martin Frk..." October 11

  • Wings send Mantha to Grand Rapids, Kronwall to IR

    Detroit News "The Red Wing sent one of their brightest prospects, 22-year-old Anthony Mantha, to Grand Rapids on Tuesday and, as expected, placed veteran defenseman Niklas Kronwall on injured reserve to start the season. The moves clear space for the speedy forward Andreas Athanasiou to remain on the roster..." October 11

  • Red Wings final cuts might not bode well for Anthony Mantha, Andreas Athanasiou

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings brass will spend Sunday mulling roster decisions with the regular-season opener just four days away. The final cuts will likely come Monday, according to coach Jeff Blashill. And they might not bode well for Anthony Mantha and Andreas Athanasiou. Both had one final..." October 09

  • Red Wings release D Nathan Paetsch from tryout contract

    Today's Slapshot "Nathan Paetsch’s hopes of returning to the NHL with the Detroit Red Wings were squashed Saturday as the team released the defenseman from his professional tryout contract. Paetsch has not played in the league since 2009-10, when he split the campaign between the Buffalo Sabres and Columbus Blue..." October 09

  • Hurricanes Claim Martin Frk Off Waivers From Detroit

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The Carolina Hurricanes have claimed RW Martin Frk off waivers from the Detroit Red Wings, TSN’s Bob McKenzie was first to report. Detroit had waived Frk yesterday in the hopes of assigning him to the AHL’s Grand Rapids Griffins. Frk, originally drafted by the Wings in the second round (49th..." October 09

  • Report: 2016-17 trade deadline will be on March 1

    Pro Hockey Talk "TVA’s Renaud Lavoie tweeted out two important deadlines for NHL teams to consider on Friday. NHL teams must finalize their rosters by Tuesday at 5 p.m. ET. The trade deadline is set for March 1 at 3 p.m. ET. This conflicts with earlier word that it would be on Feb. 28. Both are..." October 08

  • NWHL player Harrison Browne comes out as a transgender man

    ESPN "Before Harrison Browne could walk, he could skate. Last season the 23-year-old forward nicknamed "Brownie" helped his pro hockey team in Buffalo to the championship series, and with the season opener Friday, Buffalo aims for more than just a shot at a title in 2016-17. "It's the first game..." October 07

  • NHL has mid-January deadline for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL has until Jan. 15 to come to an agreement with the IOC, but whether the NHL decides to go or not, Capitals owner Ted Leonsis says he'll support Alexander Ovechkin. While there’s been some negativity on the side of both the NHL and the International Olympic Committee about the..." October 07

  • Wings’ Niklas Kronwall probably not ready to start season

    Detroit News "The Red Wings begin the regular season Thursday in Tampa Bay, but Niklas Kronwall probably won’t be ready. Kronwall has been limited because of left knee pain. Kronwall removed himself from Sweden’s World Cup of Hockey roster, hasn’t played in any exhibition games, and has only recently..." October 07

  • Justin Abdelkader succeeds Datsyuk as Red Wings alternate captain

    Detroit Free Press "A local boy’s rise through the Detroit Red Wings organization made him a natural as the new alternate captain. Coach Jeff Blashill announced today that Justin Abdelkader will don the “A” last worn by Pavel Datsyuk, joining the lettered leadership group of captain Henrik Zetterberg and alternate..." October 04

  • NHL point projections: How we see 2016-17 season unfolding

    USA Today "The only guarantee about the NHL standings in 2016-17 is that they won’t look like the 2015-16 standings. Historically, there’s usually a significant change in who makes the playoffs and who doesn’t. This past season, the NHL had five new playoff qualifiers. In 2014-15, seven playoff teams..." October 04

  • Russo has shot to ‘make a statement’ with Red Wings

    Detroit News "Robbie Russo didn’t know what to expect last season entering pro hockey. The former Notre Dame defenseman was drafted by the New York Islanders in 2011 (fourth round), but never signed a contract, and eventually signed with the Red Wings the summer of 2015. Would Russo be able to compete at..." October 02

  • Red Wings get a good look at defenseman prospect Filip Hronek Friday

    Detroit Free Press "Filip Hronek played in every situation as the Detroit Red Wings took full advantage of an exhibition game to get a good look at a high-end defense prospect. Hronek, 18, played 18:17 in Friday’s 2-1 overtime loss to the Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena. He was used on penalty kills and power..." October 01

  • Seven potential trade destinations for Winnipeg Jets’ Jacob Trouba

    Sportsnet "Simply because a player demands a trade (or asks politely) it doesn’t mean it’s a guarantee they get moved. Remember what happened with Jonathan Drouin and Travis Hamonic last season? That’s why the situation surrounding still-unsigned restricted free agent Jacob Trouba is so..." September 29

  • Red Wings made summer trade offer to Jets for Trouba

    Today's Slapshot "Darren Dreger made an appearance on Ottawa’s TSN 1200 Wednesday afternoon, and there was a particularly interesting piece of trade knowledge dropped by the NHL Insider on the Jacob Trouba front. At one point in the discussion, Dreger was asked if there might be a revisiting of the Travis..." September 29

  • Daly: NHL could skip 2018 Olympics and return in 2022

    Pro Hockey Talk "The NHL’s participation in the 2018 Olympics is in Pyeongchang, South Korea is still undetermined, and on Tuesday deputy commissioner Bill Daly didn’t sound overly optimistic about the chances of their players taking part. At a press conference in Toronto on Tuesday before the first game of the..." September 27

  • Detroit Red Wings' Dylan Larkin wants to 'own line' as center

    Detroit Free Press "Dylan Larkin raced around the ice with Andreas Athanasiou and Anthony Mantha today, delighted about the prospect of a new role with the Detroit Red Wings. Larkin took part in practice and scrimmages on day two of training camp at Centre Ice Arena, joining his teammates two days after his Team..." September 25

  • Bertuzzi just knows how to play hockey, says Blashill

    Detroit News "Tyler Bertuzzi doesn’t stand out in terms of size, speed, skating ability or his shot. But ask coach Jeff Blashill about Bertuzzi and Blashill gives him the utmost compliment. Blashill simply sees a hockey player. “By that, I mean some guys, they just know how to play hockey,” Blashill..." September 24

  • Red Wings sign Ryan Sproul to two-year deal

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenseman Ryan Sproul to a two-year contract. The first year is two-way, with an NHL salary of $600,000. The second year is one-way at $650,000. Sproul's future with the organization, however, remains in question and could be determined during training camp..." September 24

  • Grand Rapids Griffins Sign Daniel Cleary "The Grand Rapids Griffins have signed veteran forward Daniel Cleary to a one-year contract and Ryan Sproul to a two-year contract. During his first season with the Griffins in 2015-16 and first in the American Hockey League since 1999-00, Cleary played in 35 games for Grand Rapids and..." September 23

  • After surgery, Tomas Jurco anxious for 'fresh start' in November

    Michigan Live "Missing training camp and the first few weeks of the regular season is particularly tough for a player trying to establish himself in the NHL. But Detroit Red Wings forward Tomas Jurco said off-season back surgery fixed a lingering issue and he believes it's a big step toward helping him reach..." September 22

  • Offensive-minded Ryan Sproul eyes spot on Red Wings roster

    Michigan Live "The knock against Ryan Sproul for much of his three AHL seasons was his defensive play, so the Detroit Red Wings aren't expecting to see a shutdown defender in training camp and the preseason. They want Sproul to do what he does best – generate offense – during the most important camp of his..." September 21

  • Wings' Pulkkinen cleared for contact at camp

    Detroit News "It appears Teemu Pulkkinen is a quick healer. After having shoulder surgery in June, there was doubt Pulkkinen would be ready Friday for the start of training camp. But Pulkkinen said Tuesday he’ll be cleared for contact in time for the first workout at Center Ice Arena in Traverse..." September 21

  • Team Canada enters World Cup of Hockey as betting favourite

    Sportsnet "Team Canada’s 3-2 win over Russia in their pre-tournament finale has solidified their spot atop the odds to win the World Cup of Hockey at sportsbooks monitored by Canada tallied two wins in three pre-tournament contests, but have been forced to make a number of roster changes..." September 17

  • Report: Cleary gets training camp tryout with Red Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "It seems veteran forward Daniel Cleary is going to get one more opportunity to make the Detroit Red Wings roster. According to Ansar Khan of, the 37-year-old forward will be attending Red Wings camp this season on a professional tryout contract. Cleary did not play in the NHL..." September 17

  • Anthony Mantha knows what he has to do to make the Detroit Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "Anthony Mantha brims with confidence as he attempts to stake a piece of territory with the Detroit Red Wings. He showed during a 10-game stretch last season that he can be a factor, especially with his 6-foot-5, 214-pound frame. He scored twice and added an assist during a March stint,..." September 16

  • Horcoff to join Red Wings in player development role

    Pro Hockey Talk "After 1,008 games in the NHL, Shawn Horcoff appears headed for retirement. According to Sportsnet’s Elliotte Friedman, the 37-year-old will join the Detroit Red Wings in a player-development role. Horcoff, a Michigan State product who makes his home today in Michigan, was drafted 99th overall..." September 16

  • Howard glad to be back with Wings after uncertain summer

    Detroit News "Jimmy Howard wasn’t sure where he’d be playing this season. As it turned out, it was in Detroit. Heading into the summer, there was talk Howard would be traded, with Petr Mrazek the clear starter in goal. But in a tight market with few teams needing established goaltenders — and three..." September 16

  • Dual goaltenders for Detroit Red Wings? Chris Osgood sees the upside

    Detroit Free Press "Having been through a similar situation himself, Chris Osgood sees an upside to the Red Wings’ goaltending situation. The Wings have two guys — Petr Mrazek and Jimmy Howard — vying to be No. 1, a role each has held at times the past two seasons. Mrazek, 24, dominated last winter only to come..." September 14

  • New Goalie Equipment Rules For 2016-17 Season

    Pro Hockey Rumors "The NHL will have at least one new goaltending equipment restriction this season: slimmer hockey pants. 2016-17 was supposed to usher in a new era of streamlined goaltending equipment, but manufacturer delays pushed those changes back until further notice. NHL Deputy Commissioner Bill Daly stated..." September 13

  • Osgood: Detroit Red Wings' Riley Sheahan can be elite 3rd-line center

    Detroit Free Press "There's one young forward, in particular, whom a Detroit Red Wings insider judges to be ready for a breakout season. The Wings are less than two weeks from starting training camp and further distancing themselves from the disappointment that was the 2015-16 season. Many players could stand to..." September 10