Red Wings Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Daly: NHL is happy with CBA, no ‘storm clouds on the horizon’

    Pro Hockey Talk "According to NHL deputy commissioner Bill Daly, the league is happy with how the current CBA is working and doesn’t think “there is anything major that would need fixing.” Translation: Daly doesn’t foresee another work stoppage, at least from the NHL’s perspective. “I think there’s a general..." September 06

  • Red Wings' Larkin thrilled to play with McDavid at World Cup "Detroit Red Wings forward Dylan Larkin can't wait to play with many of the best players age 23 and younger from the United States and Canada for Team North America at the World Cup of Hockey 2016. He's also grateful for one other thing. "I'm happy [Edmonton Oilers center] Connor McDavid is..." September 04

  • Mikael Backlund Replaces Henrik Zetterberg on Team Sweden

    The Hockey Writers "Team Sweden’s Henrik Zetterberg is injured and will be replaced by Mikael Backlund, head coach Rikard Grönborg announced on Thursday. Zetterberg, 35, was named the captain of Team Sweden on Aug. 11 and all signs had pointed to the Detroit Red Wings forward playing in the tournament. The World..." September 01

  • NHL to add meldonium to banned substances list

    The Hockey News "Meldonium use has become a hot-button issue over the past several months, and the NHL is taking steps to ensure its players aren’t taking the substance. Russian news outlet TASS reported Tuesday that meldonium will be added to the list of substances banned by the NHL ahead of the coming season...." August 31

  • Power shifting from West to East in NHL

    SI "In any sport, league conferences are rarely created equal, and the NHL is no exception. Since 2010, the West has branded itself as the modern, faster-paced incarnation of hockey. The Chicago Blackhawks (Stanley Cups in 2010, '13, '15) and Los Angeles Kings (2012, '14) have done the loudest talking..." August 31

  • Bovada gives Canada best odds at 2016 World Cup of Hockey

    Pro Hockey Talk "It’s no secret that Canada’s been on a strong run at the international level, and it’s no surprise that they’re considered the favorites heading into the 2016 World Cup of Hockey. Seriously, just look at the B Team put together by The Hockey News’ Mike Brophy; even with the strange hook of..." August 29

  • Red Wings Expect Kronwall At Training Camp

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Red Wings Coach Jim Blashill is confident that Niklas Kronwall will be healthy for training camp despite missing the upcoming World Cup of Hockey. The Swedish defenseman bowed out of the fall tournament because of a lingering knee injury that sidelined him for 15 games last season. Kronwall says..." August 28

  • Red Wings' Jurco out 4-6 weeks with back injury

    Detroit News "The Red Wings are hoping this isn’t a sign of things to come this season in terms of injuries. The team announced Wednesday defenseman Niklas Kronwall will not be participating in the World Cup because of his aching knee, forward Tomas Jurco will miss four-to-six weeks after having minor back..." August 26

  • Kronwall out for World Cup, Sweden names Lindholm as replacement

    Pro Hockey Talk "Appropriate timing for this news, given it’s Red Wings day at PHT — Team Sweden has announced that Detroit d-man Niklas Kronwall will miss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, and has been replaced by Anaheim’s Hampus Lindholm on the active roster. Kronwall, 35, has been dealing with a troublesome..." August 24

  • Friedman shares latest intel on top NHL RFAs

    Today's Slapshot "Fresh off his Olympic work assignment, Sportsnet NHL Insider Elliotte Friedman dove back into the hockey scene on Tuesday evening with an appearance on NHL Network that covered the status of some of the top restricted free agents. Sean Monahan’s name was recently removed from that list, with..." August 23

  • Jerseys, pucks at World Cup will include tracking chips

    The Score "The future is now for hockey. The NHL held a press conference Wednesday to discuss the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, including the introduction of brand new technology. It was unveiled that both pucks and player jerseys will feature computer chips that track player speed, distance between..." August 17

  • U.S. Senator says NHL sending ‘conflicting, mixed messages’ on concussions, CTE

    The Hockey News "In late July, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman responded to questions from U.S. Senator Richard Blumenthal about hockey and its link to concussions and chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE). Bettman wrote that research indicated no clear link could be drawn between the sport and CTE, and Blumenthal..." August 16

  • Panthers, Red Wings, Devils among other teams Radulov negotiated with

    The Score "It turns out Alexander Radulov was a highly sought-after commodity prior to signing with the Montreal Canadiens this offseason. The Russian forward spoke to, according to Igor Eronko, where he explained that the Canadiens were not the only club vying for his services. "The..." August 15

  • Zetterberg to captain Sweden at World Cup

    The Score "Captain Henrik Zetterberg. The Detroit Red Wings captain will keep the "C" on his sweater at the upcoming World Cup of Hockey, Team Sweden announced Wednesday. "It's a very special thing to be the captain for this team," Zetterberg said. "I'm honored. It's something I'll always remember." " August 12

  • Bettman: NHL participation in 2018 Olympics not a current priority

    The Score "As of right now, the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang are not on Gary Bettman's mind. The NHL commissioner was at Busch Stadium on Tuesday to discuss January's Winter Classic between the St. Louis Blues and Chicago Blackhawks, but touched on other topics during his press conference. One of the..." August 11

  • Red Wings willing to move forwards for top-three defenseman

    The Hockey News "Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland’s made no secret of his desire to add a top-three defenseman. How he’ll address that need remains a topic of interest for Red Wings fans this summer. If Holland goes the trade route, he could draw upon his forward depth for bargaining chips. Helene St. James of..." August 10

  • NHL preseason schedule highlighted by arena debuts "The 2016-17 NHL preseason schedule, released Wednesday, features the first games at two NHL arenas. On Sept. 26, the second day of the 15-day, 106-game schedule, the Edmonton Oilers open Rogers Place with a split-squad game against the Calgary Flames. Edmonton also will host the Anaheim Ducks..." August 10

  • Dates NHL Fans Should Have Marked on Their Calendars for the 2016-17 Season

    Bleacher Report "The National Hockey League will be celebrating its 100th anniversary this season, and it should be a special one. There will be four outdoor games featuring some big rivalries and historic firsts, and new NHLers will be introduced to hockey's biggest stage and play important roles for their new..." August 09

  • Red Wings pleased Vili Saarijarvi will develop at Mississauga

    Detroit Free Press "The conditions aren’t ideal, but a look at a prospect is a look at a prospect. Detroit Red Wings management has spent the week at USA Hockey Arena in Plymouth eyeballing the USA Hockey-organized National Junior Evaluation Camp. Attendees include defenseman Vili Saarijarvi, the Red Wings’..." August 06

  • Can Red Wings' Anthony Mantha exhibit right stuff at right time?

    Detroit Free Press "The NHL is in its quieter days, offering a fine opportunity to take a look at individual Red Wings and assess expectations for the coming season. Focal point: Forward Anthony Mantha. Looking at 2015-16: 2 goals, 1 assist, 3 points, minus-6 in 10 games. Looking at money: Signed through..." August 06

  • Luke Glendening: I'll be ready, and Detroit Red Wings 'extra ready'

    Detroit Free Press "After a bit of travel, Luke Glendening has settled into an off-season routine. Workouts at 7 a.m. Grocery shopping with Detroit Red Wings teammates and housemates Dylan Larkin and Riley Sheahan. Playing with the three dogs that also live in their Birmingham home. And, starting Friday, a dash..." August 04

  • Ranking the 31 NHL general managers

    The Score "Every day this week, theScore's hockey editors are evaluating NHL teams on a different level of management. This time, we're focusing on the GMs, ranking them based on salary cap and asset management, as well as draft history. Farm systems Head coaches General managers Owners (Thursday, Aug...." August 03

  • Red Wings want to trade for top-four defenseman but do they have the assets to do it?

    Michigan Live "It's unlikely anyone wants to upgrade the Detroit Red Wings defensive corps more than general manager Ken Holland. Holland has been trying to do just that since before the NHL draft in June. But Holland says upgrading the defense isn't a just matter of changing pieces. He says the Red Wings..." August 03

  • Wings’ Petr Mrazek ‘more than happy to be back’

    Detroit News "Petr Mrazek is in North America to get some business done before heading back to the Czech Republic to train for the 2016 World Cup, in September in Toronto. And Mrazek said he is happy the business got done. On Tuesday, he and the Red Wings avoided arbitration at the last moment, with..." July 31

  • Detroit Red Wings need more from Tomas Tatar in 2016-17

    Detroit Free Press "F Tomas Tatar Looking at 2015-16: 21 goals, 24 assists, 45 points, plus-4 in 81 games. In playoffs, 3 assists, plus-1 in 5 games. Looking at money: Signed through 2016-17 at an annual average value of $2.75 million. Restricted free agent next summer. Looking back: After coming within a..." July 30

  • Petr Mrazek inks two year extension with Red Wings

    Today's Slapshot "The Detroit Red Wings and goaltender Petr Mrazek sat fairly far apart in negotiations when the two sides submitted their asks to arbitration earlier this week. Now, though, it seems that the parties have come to terms ahead of an arbitration settlement. It was announced on Wednesday morning..." July 27

  • N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman Continues to Deny C.T.E. Link

    New York Times "Responding to written questions from a United States senator about the effects of concussions in hockey, N.H.L. Commissioner Gary Bettman continued to deny a link between concussions and the brain disease chronic traumatic encephalopathy, or C.T.E. He blamed the news media for fanning fear of..." July 27

  • Former Flyers goalie Heeter signs with Detroit’s AHL team

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Red Wings added some goalie depth on Monday, agreeing to terms with journeyman Cal Heeter. Heeter, 27, broke in with the Flyers organization a while back and made his big-league debut in ’13-14, appearing in one game. Since then, he’s bounced around the ECHL, AHL (with the Toronto..." July 26

  • Red Wings' DeKeyser happy to extend stay: 'I don't want to go anywhere else'

    The Score "Danny DeKeyser isn't going anywhere for the foreseeable future. The Detroit Red Wings defenseman inked a six-year, $30-million contract on Tuesday, avoiding his impending arbitration hearing, and the 26-year-old couldn't be happier. "It's nice to get this done and just to know that I'll be..." July 26

  • Red Wings sign DeKeyser to six-year deal

    TSN "The Detroit Red Wings have signed defenceman Danny DeKeyser to a six-year, $30 million contract, according to multiple reports." July 26

  • Red Wings expected to sign Danny DeKeyser before Thursday arbitration hearing

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is still speaking with representatives for restricted free agents Petr Mrazek and Danny DeKeyser in an effort to work out long-term contracts while avoiding arbitration hearings this week. Mrazek's hearing is scheduled for Wednesday morning while..." July 25

  • Red Wings re-sign Mitch Callahan "The Detroit Red Wings today re-signed right wing Mitch Callahan to a one-year contract. Callahan, 24, appeared in 62 games for the American Hockey League’s Grand Rapids Griffins in 2015-16 and ranked among team leaders with 19 goals (4th), 32 points (8th), 94 penalty minutes (2nd), four..." July 22

  • NHL TV schedule stinks, ignores Connor McDavid

    Sporting News "Connor McDavid could be one of the few best players in the NHL. Like, right now. He was also born in 1997. So, you'd think the best hockey talent to come along since Sidney Crosby would pop up on national American TV a couple times this season. You'd also be wrong. Exactly zero Oilers..." July 21

  • Brad Richards Retires After 15 Seasons "Brad Richards is announcing his retirement today from the National Hockey League (NHL), following a decorated career that spanned 15 seasons. Richards played a total of 1,126 career NHL games with five different teams: Tampa Bay Lightning, Dallas Stars, New York Rangers, Chicago Blackhawks and..." July 20

  • Signing-bonus laden contracts could lead to next lockout

    TSN "If you needed any evidence that another NHL lockout might be on the horizon, look no further than the type of free agent contracts executed during the 2015-2016 off-season. Admittedly, this is attempting to project the future, the NHL’s collective bargaining agreement (“CBA”) is fully binding..." July 19

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