Red Wings Rumors & News

  • New York Islanders 2, Detroit Red Wings 1: Brock Nelson leads the way

    Lighthouse Hockey "For some reason that only the benevolent hockey gods can explain, the New York Islanders have had lots of recent success against the Detroit Red Wings, particularly at Joe Louis Arena, and now that the Islanders are a top team in the league the hockey gods have not yet seen fit to change..." December 20

  • Gordie Howe's remarkable recovery reportedly due to medical treatments in Mexico

    Fox Sports "Gordie Howe is Mr. Hockey. He also apparently has traits of Superman. The legendary NHL star, 86, was reported to have been battling for his life following a series of strokes. However, it was recently reported that the former Detroit Red Wing Hall of Famer had taken a turn for the better...." December 19

  • Wings' Franzen feeling good for first time in weeks

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings forward Johan Franzen has been ill at ease, physically and statistically. He practiced today for the first time this week, after battling a sickness bad enough that he got blood work done. He never feared that he had mumps, the infection that has spread through NHL locker..." December 18

  • Blue Jackets notched a thrilling 1- 0 shootout victory over the Red Wings

    The Cannon "In a game of playoff-level intensity, the Blue Jackets brought sixty five minutes plus of effort and notched a thrilling 1- 0 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings. It's a December to Remember. The Blue Jackets took their six game winning streak into The Joe on Tuesday night, hoping to..." December 17

  • Holland: ‘I’m not against fighting’

    Pro Hockey Talk "Over the course of the last nine seasons the Detroit Red Wings have been at the bottom of the league when it comes to fighting majors in every season but one. That doesn’t mean the team’s general manager, Ken Holland, is against fighting. “I’m not against fighting. We prioritize that on our..." December 17

  • DeKeyser, Abdelkader in, Franzen/Weiss out & fa la la masks

    kuklaskorner "The Detroit Red Wings face a stiff task in ending their 0-1-and-2 streak against a Columbus Blue Jackets team that's a) won 6 straight games and b) has a 7-2-and-1 record against Detroit of late when the teams tangle this evening (7:30 PM on FSD/FS Ohio/97.1 FM), and the Wings' morning skate..." December 16

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    CapGeek @capgeek

    Daniel Cleary is now one game away from collecting a $1M performance bonus for appearing in 10 games this season. #RedWings

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Babcock said Tatar and Franzen expected to play tomorrow. Just sick. Not mumps.

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Hearing separated shoulder for Stephen Weiss.

  • The asking price for Detroit to get Tyler Myers is reportedly…

    Pro Hockey Talk "From Ken Campbell of The Hockey News, it’s… …prospect Dylan Larkin, a roster player along the lines of a Riley Sheahan or Tomas Jurco, and a first-round pick. Debate among yourselves whether Myers is worth that. Assuming the report is accurate, GM Ken Holland has no doubt been debating it..." December 13

  • Leafs backup goalie James Reimer leads Toronto to win in Detroit

    Toronto Sun "The last time James Reimer started a game was all the way back on Nov. 15. But when he finally got his chance between the pipes again, he didn’t disappoint. Reimer made at least a half-dozen highlight reel saves among his 41 stops as Toronto defeated the Red Wings 2-1 in a shootout in Detroit..." December 11

  • Report: Babcock and Red Wings close to a long-term deal

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Babcock won’t be testing the open market after all. According to a report in The Windsor Star, Babcock and the Red Wings are nearing a deal, which will keep the 51-year-old behind Detroit bench long-term. Bob Duff reports the deal could happen as early as this month and will make..." December 11

  • Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader back at practice

    Detroit News "Justin Abdelkader was back on the ice and working with his Red Wings teammates Tuesday, but don't expect a quick return just yet. Abdelkader has missed the last four games with a shoulder injury but was back at practice Tuesday wearing a gray, non-contact jersey. "I'm feeling better,"..." December 10

  • Wings win third in row, downing 'Canes to go atop Atlantic

    Detroit News "No morning skate, little time to rest after an emotional victory the night before, but it didn't matter for Pavel Datsyuk. He was ready to go Sunday against the Carolina Hurricanes. "We didn't have practice, I like it," said Datsyuk, who along with linemates Tomas Tatar and Darren Helm led..." December 08

  • Babcock earns career win No. 500 as Red Wings come back to beat Rangers

    Pro Hockey Talk "Mike Babcock, with that legendary stare and time ticking in his current contract, has now won 500 games as a National Hockey League head coach. He achieved the milestone Saturday night, as his Detroit Red Wings came back to defeat the New York Rangers by a final score of 3-2. The Red Wings..." December 07

  • Finishing strong is Red Wings' top priority

    Detroit News "They got to the third period against the Stars on Thursday, ahead by a goal, and one had to wonder how it would go. Among the recent priorities for the Red Wings is closing out games. Often enough this season, with a lead in the third period, the team's foot has come off the gas pedal, and..." December 06

  • Anthony Mantha ‘hard on myself right now,’ but Griffins understand level of adjustment

    Michigan Live "After Anthony Mantha went pointless for the fourth time in five games, Grand Rapids Griffins coach Jeff Blashill was unconcerned Friday as he stressed the jump the touted rookie is going through. After two goals in his first four games, Mantha has since been scoreless with just one assist. He..." December 06

  • Detroit 5, Dallas 2: Wings shine in 'bounce back' game

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings returned to their productive ways, restoring order to their week. Two nights after an outing described as brutal by their coach, they built a good lead, and then rebuilt it, to earn a 5-2 victory over the Dallas Stars Thursday at Joe Louis Arena. "Huge for us get a good..." December 05

  • Red Wings' Justin Abdelkader returns to ice at practice

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Abdelkader was back on the ice today at Joe Louis Arena. And before he met with the media inside the Detroit Red Wings dressing room, locker neighbor Pavel Datsyuk told him what he wanted to hear. "I just want positive delivery of message," Datsyuk said. So, Justin, how are you..." December 05

  • Daniel Alfredsson announces retirement from NHL

    CBC Sports "Longtime Senators captain Daniel Alfredsson officially announced his retirement from the NHL at a news conference in Ottawa on Thursday. A free agent who has not played this season, Alfredsson signed a ceremonial one-day contract with the Senators and will skate with the team during warmups..." December 04

  • Red Wings not happy with number of goals allowed

    Detroit News "There were signs the last few weeks. Goals were being scored in bunches, but the Red Wings were allowing quite a few, too. "The thing I don't like about what's gone on lately is we're giving up too many goals," Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said in the midst of that stretch. "I don't mind if..." December 04

  • Panthers find juice in energetic win over Red Wings

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The lights went out Tuesday morning at Joe Louis Arena. They came back on for the Florida Panthers in the evening as they salvaged the second night of a back-to-back tour through the Midwest with a 4-3 victory against the Red Wings. It took Detroit's Public Lighting Department five hours to..." December 03

  • Gordie Howe in ICU after major stroke Monday

    Detroit Free Press "Hockey legend Gordie Howe is in intensive care after suffering another stroke. Son Mark Howe told the Free Press today that he is in en route back to Lubbock, Texas, where Gordie Howe has been staying with his daughter, Cathy, since late summer. " December 02

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Babcock said Abdelkader hurt his shoulder. Not significant. Day to day.

  • Datsyuk nets two as Red Wings beat Canucks 5-3

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings increased their season-high win streak to four games today after waiting out a 34-minute power outage at Joe Louis Arena. The Red Wings scored two power plays goals against the Vancouver Canucks and went on to win, 5-3. It was the fourth time in their past seven games that..." December 01

  • Red Wings rally for shootout victory over Devils

    Detroit News "The Red Wings rallied from a three-goal deficit in regulation — then won the shootout for the first time this season. The holiday weekend just got a little better all the way around. The Red Wings won 5-4, winning the shootout 1-0 with Gustav Nyquist scoring the lone goal for the Red Wings..." November 29

  • Centers click as unit as Wings blaze past Flyers

    Detroit News "The Red Wings beat the Flyers 5-2 with a line made up of three centers, two of whom are often on gurneys in the M*A*S*H unit, and a third who has been there too much for his liking lately. So unusual is the combination, Mike Babcock pronounced himself undecided after the game about whether..." November 27

  • Nyquist showing he's no one-season wonder for Red Wings

    Detroit Free Press "Gustav Nyquist has used every opportunity to quell questions as to whether he's a one-season wonder or the real thing. As the Detroit Red Wings enter the second quarter of their season -- they host the Philadelphia Flyers on Wednesday -- Nyquist leads the Wings with 10 goals in 21 games. He has..." November 26

  • Daniel Alfredsson to announce retirement in Ottawa on Dec. 4

    Ottawa Citizen "Alfie’s coming home for one last time. Former Sens captain Daniel Alfredsson is expected to announce his retirement from the NHL at Canadian Tire Centre on Dec. 4, when the Ottawa Senators return from their current road trip to face the New York Islanders. Alfredsson and the Senators are..." November 26

  • Weiss perks up with 2 goals in Wings' win over Sens

    Detroit News "Stephen Weiss probably earned some good news like this. After all the injuries, frustration of not playing, criticism of his performance after signing a big free agent contract, after all the sitting and waiting for a chance to play — good karma was surely headed his way. Weiss got into the..." November 25

  • Leafs bank on grit to down Red Wings

    Toronto Star "There was one play that summed up the term “battle” more than any other in the Leafs’ 4-1 win over Detroit Saturday night. The tale of the tape for James Van Riemsdyk vs. Nik Kronwall, a heavyweight tilt in the third period, gives the Leafs forward the decision. It didn’t show up on the..." November 23

  • Confident Justin Abdelkader figures it out

    Detroit Free Press "Justin Abdelkader credits a good summer for his good autumn. Abdelkader is second in scoring for the Red Wings, who visit the Maple Leafs tonight. Abdelkader contributed two points to make sure the Wings entered Air Canada Centre on a two-game winning streak. His goal and assist in Winnipeg..." November 22

  • Daniel Alfredsson's career probably over per report

    Yahoo! Sports "Daniel Alfredsson's retirement possibility seems to be getting clearer and clearer -- as if that wasn't the case already for the injured Red Wing. Per TSN's Darren Dreger in The Dreger Report: "Sources tell The Dreger Report that Alfredsson has decided not to play this season and while the..." November 22

  • Woman pleads guilty in Nyquist first-goal puck theft

    Detroit News "A Muskegon woman, 32, pleaded guilty to theft charges in caper involving the swiping the puck from Red Wings' forward Gustav Nyquist's first NHL goal. Amy Lynn Jones entered the plea as part of deal on larceny by conversion and concealing stolen property as a fourth felony offender in Kent..." November 21

  • Justin Abdelkader helps Red Wings ground Jets

    Detroit News "For two periods Thursday, the Red Wings didn't look like a team capable of swiping any sort of victory. But, that final 20 minutes, that was a different matter. They looked like a different team, and it was that effort that enabled the Red Wings to grab a 4-3 victory in Winnipeg, banking..." November 21

  • Brendan Smith goes on seven-day IR with infected hand

    Detroit News "The Wings will be without the services of defenseman Brendan Smith for at least another week. General manager Ken Holland placed Smith on the seven-day IR Wednesday. Babcock said Smith got an infection in his hand during a fight with the Blue Jackets' Nick Foligno on Tuesday. Smith didn't..." November 20

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    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    UPDATE: The #RedWings have recalled Xavier Ouellet from the @griffinshockey; Brendan Smith is on 7-day IR with a hand infection.

  • Red Wings rebound with shutout over Blue Jackets

    Detroit News "The message evidently got across to the Red Wings. Coach Mike Babcock wanted to see more out of the Red Wings than he did in Sunday's ugly loss to Montreal. And Babcock did, as the Red Wings defeated Columbus Tuesday at Nationwide Arena 5-0. "He wasn't too pleased but I don't think anyone..." November 19

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Daniel Cleary in for Datsyuk tonight

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Babcock said Datsyuk making trip to Columbus. Doesn't know if he'll play. Same groin issue.

  • Tokarski holds fort as Habs clip Red Wings

    Montreal Gazette "The Canadiens parlayed a couple of goals in each of the last two periods and a solid defensive effort, spearheaded by goaltender Dustin Tokarski, into a 4-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. Brandon Prust and P.K. Subban supplied the goals in the second..." November 17

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Cleary and Nestrasil appear to be healthy scratches again. Weiss (IR) continues to skate.

  • Johan Franzen finding his form on Wings' top line

    Detroit News "Henrik Zetterberg paused and irritably scratched at his beard for a couple seconds. The question was about his countryman and line mate Johan Franzen and the impact he's had on the Red Wings the past five games since coming off a groin injury. "Yeah, like, I can't really understand people that..." November 16

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Only change tonight is Lashoff in for Kindl. Kindl didn't play last 30 minutes on Friday. Babcock declined to say why but he is healthy.

  • Jurco returns to Wings’ lineup after dry spell and benching

    Detroit Free Press "A few days ago, Tomas Tatar pulled Tomas Jurco aside and gave him a history lesson. When last season began, Tatar wasn’t a regular in the lineup for the Red Wings. And when he did get in, he scored a couple of goals, then went cold for 10 games. And every day, the sun still rose, and soon..." November 15

  • Big second period lifts Red Wings over Blackhawks

    Detroit News "That four-day break between games apparently did wonders for the Red Wings. They returned to the ice Friday and swarmed the Chicago Blackhawks, winning 4-1, outplaying one of the NHL"s premier Stanley Cup contenders most of the game. "All around, that was probably the best game we've played..." November 15

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    Chris Kuc @ChrisKuc

    Red Wings center Pavel Datsyuk will be in the lineup vs. #Blackhawks tonight.

  • Report: Methot drawing interest from Ducks, Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "Ottawa Senators defenseman Marc Methot — currently sidelined with back and hip injuries — is reportedly drawing interest from a number of NHL clubs, per TSN’s Darren Dreger. More: [Methot] saw a specialist last week who confirmed his injury is soft-tissue based. That’s Good news. Early next..." November 14

  • Red Wings better on power play lately, but not defense

    Detroit Free Press "Today has been set aside for special-teams work, a benefit of having a long stretch between games for the Red Wings. Wednesday’s practice was as physical as the Wings have had since they began the season 15 games ago. After losing in a shoot-out to Tampa Bay on Sunday, the Wings don’t play..." November 13

  • Red Wings' maligned Kyle Quincey now 'shutdown guy'

    Detroit Free Press "Some fans questioned the move when Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland gave Kyle Quincey a two-year, $8.5 million contract in July. Quincey was coming off a solid season with the Wings and Holland was convinced the defensemen could continue to evolve. "I think he turned the corner..." November 12