Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson questionable for Sunday; Petr Mrazek to start on 24th birthday

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson is listed as questionable for Sunday's game against the Boston Bruins (3:30, NBC) at Joe Louis Arena due to a lower-body injury, coach Jeff Blashill said. Ericsson was hurt late in Friday's 3-2 shootout loss to the Colorado Avalanche and didn't..." February 13

  • Semyon Varlamov helps Avalanche get shootout win at Detroit

    Denver Post "Avalanche goaltender Sem- yon Varlamov stole two points Friday night. "I'm not sure about that," Varlamov protested in the Avalanche locker room after Colorado's 3-2 shootout victory over the Detroit Red Wings at Joe Louis Arena. "It's a team game. The goalie cannot win by himself. I had..." February 13

  • Gary Bettman praises the NHL’s new website and app (which are currently awful)

    Puck Drunk Love "If you haven’t noticed, the NHL has a new look on its digital properties. The reaction has been poor to say the least, but it goes beyond the usual criticisms that come with a major redesign. As fans struggle to find features they used to use and adapt to the new look, Gary Bettman is more than..." February 12

  • Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser day-to-day with bruised leg

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings defenseman Danny DeKeyser appears to have escaped serious injury after being hit in the right leg with a slap shot by Dion Phaneuf on Wednesday. DeKeyser is listed as day-to-day. "It's a bruise is what it looks like. It's a not a break by any means," Red Wings coach Jeff..." February 11

  • Mrazek outstanding again as Wings top Senators

    Detroit News "Petr Mrazek’s lead among some of the league’s goaltending statistics will continue for another few days. Mrazek did nothing to damage his NHL-best goals-against average and save percentage — in fact, he helped them both — with another great performance as the Red Wings defeated Ottawa, 3-1, on..." February 11

  • Report: Detroit interested in Columbus d-man Tyutin

    Pro Hockey Talk "From the Columbus Dispatch: The Red Wings had much brass in the building on Tuesday to watch the Blue Jackets play the Islanders in Nationwide. GM Ken Holland was there, along with special assistant to the GM Kris Draper, and pro scout Kirk Maltby. It’s believed the Red Wings were taking..." February 11

  • The brilliant Petr Mrazek should have your attention

    The Score "Superb goaltending hasn't necessarily been the Detroit Red Wings' hallmark. Decades of fixed slotting in the NHL's postseason bracket isn't accomplished without crease contributions rungs above competence, of course. But looking back on all those 100-point seasons, and the Stanley Cups, Steve..." February 11

  • Red Wings announce Joe Louis Arena farewell plans

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings and Olympia Entertainment today announced details surrounding the “Farewell Season at The Joe” campaign as the organizations prepare to embark on their final season (2016-17) at Joe Louis Arena. The campaign will celebrate many of the historic Red Wings games and..." February 11

  • Reading the trade market tea leaves

    TSN "Another week, another exercise in trying to put 10 pounds of fertilizer in a five-pound bag. It’s T-minus 19 days and counting to the NHL trade deadline, so let’s try to size up some of the situations/players we’ll be watching and talking about between now and then. In honour of the Dustin..." February 10

  • Panthers’ Jokinen criticizes NHL over Barkov hit from Abdelkader

    Sportsnet "One day later the Florida Panthers were still seething about the Justin Abdelkader hit that sidelined top centre Aleksander Barkov with an upper-body injury. This time the frustration was directed at the NHL, with veteran forward Jussi Jokinen expressing frustration that the Detroit Red Wings..." February 10

  • What if an NHL goalie has to go to the bathroom?

    SI "Unlike his fellow NHL players who tailor their game day meals with an eye on fuel and nutrition, Capitals goaltender Braden Holtby follows his gut whenever he is scheduled to start. “It’s all based around what’s not going to make my stomach upset,” the current Vezina Trophy frontrunner says. “It’s..." February 10

  • Datsyuk-Zetterberg tandem drives Wings' victory

    Detroit News "Pavel Datsyuk and Henrik Zetterberg enjoy being linemates and history has shown the two usually produce goals. Back together Monday, the duo struck for two quick third-period goals as the Red Wings defeated the Florida Panthers 3-0. Datsyuk scored his seventh (power play) and eighth goals..." February 09

  • No hearing scheduled for Abdelkader after Barkov hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "There’s no disciplinary hearing scheduled for Detroit forward Justin Abdelkader following his big check on Florida’s Aleksander Barkov last night, an NHL spokesman has confirmed. The incident, which occurred early in the second period, left Barkov woozy and forced him from the game entirely...." February 09

  • Abdelkader defends hit: 'I'm not a cheap player'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings forward Justin Abdelkader sent Aleksander Barkov crumbling, and the Panthers complaining. Abdelkader delivered a crushing hit on Barkov in the second period of Monday's 3-0 victory over Florida. Abdelkader did not leave his feet. There was no penalty called, and Wings coach..." February 09

  • Mike Babcock's opinions on concussions proves the NHL has an ignorance problem

    SB Nation "If you're wondering just how much of a hill the NHL has left to climb when it comes to concussion awareness around the league, look no further than one of the sport's best coaches. Toronto Maple Leafs coach Mike Babcock completed his 1,000th career game this week, and was mingling with..." February 08

  • Rare goal feast propels Wings past Islanders

    Detroit News "The Red Wings gave a lot of concerned fans strong tonic Saturday with a high-scoring effort against the Islanders and a 5-1 win. Tomas Jurco, Kyle Quincey, Mike Green, Tomas Tatar and Dylan Larkin all scored for the Wings (26-18-8), who had dropped games to the Panthers and Lightning since..." February 06

  • Florida Panthers continue offensive onslaught against Detroit Red Wings

    Miami Herald "The Florida Panthers have never scored this many goals and it feels like they’ve never beaten so many good teams. Yes, they keep setting them up and knocking them down these days. Detroit is the latest Eastern Conference challenger to get run over by the Panthers’ as Florida jumped to a..." February 05

  • Bolts’ winning ways continue as season’s second half begins

    Tampa Tribune "The climb up the Eastern Conference ladder continued for the Lightning. And not even a week-long break in the action was enough to slow down the rise up the standings. Tampa Bay opened the post All-Star break scheduled with a 3-1 victory against Detroit in front of an announced sellout crowd..." February 04

  • Report: Majority of GMs would approve of play-in game for final playoff seeds

    The Score "First the coach's challenge, now a wild-card play-in game? Bob McKenzie reported Wednesday on NBC that 16-of-28 general managers polled would be in favor of the NHL borrowing another idea, and adopting an MLB-style single elimination play-in game to determine the final wild-card seed in each..." February 04

  • Red Wings recall defenseman Jakub Kindl from Grand Rapids

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings today recalled defenseman Jakub Kindl from the Grand Rapids Griffins. He will join the team in Florida and is available for tonight's game against the Panthers (7:30 p.m.). There is no word yet on whether Kindl will be in the lineup or whether one of the club's other..." February 04

  • Wings focus on scoring to make their move in East

    Detroit News "Looking tanned and rested, the Red Wings returned to practice Monday ready for the rest of what should be an interesting second half of the season. The Red Wings are five points behind division-leading Florida — yet only three points ahead of New Jersey and Pittsburgh, which are tied for the..." February 02

  • Red Wings place Niklas Kronwall on LTIR, hope for Feb. 14 return

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings announced some dismal injury news on Monday, although there’s at least a glimmer of hope buried in it. The undeniably bad: Niklas Kronwall‘s knee issues are at least bad enough to land him on LTIR. The hope: Head coach Jeff Blashill places Kronwall’s target for return..." February 01

  • John Scott, NHL All-Star Game set ratings record for NBCSN

    Yahoo! Sports "There was no doubt that the perfect storm of The John Scott Phenomenon and the NHL’s reinvigorated 3-on-3 All-Star Game format had provided an uptick in attention for the midseason classic. The only question was if that would actually translate into a spike in viewership as well, or if the..." February 01

  • MVP John Scott and new format win praise at NHL All-Star game

    Los Angeles Times "The least likely All-Star was voted the most valuable player of the NHL's first venture into three-on-three play at its midseason showcase, proving that the worst intentions can sometimes have an unimaginably good outcome. A ride that began when enforcer John Scott was jokingly promoted as the..." February 01

  • St. James: Wings’ PP needs juice to make playoffs again

    Detroit Free Press "The race to the NHL playoffs promises to be a barn burner. A look at the standings at the All-Star break shows the Detroit Red Wings nestled next to Tampa Bay in the Atlantic Division, each team at 58 points after 49 games, the Lightning with two more victories. The Wings are five points out of..." January 31

  • Dylan Larkin wins Fastest Skater challenge, sets record at All-Star Skills Competition

    The Score "Dylan Larkin is officially the fastest skater in the NHL. The Detroit Red Wings forward recorded a time of 12.894 seconds to win the Fastest Skater challenge at the All-Star Skills Competition on Saturday. With the victory, the 19-year-old rookie was given an opportunity to defeat Mike..." January 31

  • NHL players excited for 3-on-3 All-Star Game

    Tennessean "Few cities fully understand and embody the concept of entertainment like Nashville, which is evident by the flair that exudes from every event that it holds. That inherent flavor is why the Predators, who are hosting their first NHL All-Star Game on Sunday at Bridgestone Arena, wanted to make..." January 30

  • There are barely any good NHL teams and it sucks

    New York Post "Parity? Yes. Good hockey? No. The prevalent idea that permeates down from the NHL offices on Sixth Avenue states having so many teams so closely bunched makes for good entertainment. As the All-Star break has begun, let us clarify that idea: The more teams that have a chance to make the..." January 30

  • Self-aware NHL all-star John Scott has many in his corner

    Toronto Sun "Midway through the second period, John Scott began to grow antsy. The hulking enforcer, who had been sitting for nearly 15 minutes in a 2-2 game, stood up, shook loose his legs, and looked pleadingly in the direction of the head coach. But it was no use. It was clear Scott’s place was on the..." January 28

  • Majority of coaches remain in favour of challenge concept

    TSN "It's not that NHL coaches don't appreciate having the coach's challenge at their disposal this season for the first time ever... Well, actually, that's not entirely true as six of 27 NHL head coaches polled by TSN don't like the coach's challenge at all and would just as soon see it..." January 27

  • Red Wings' Mrazek 'as cool as they come' in net

    Detroit Free Press "Petr Mrazek wrapped up his 18th victory of the season in typical fashion. He allowed two goals or fewer for the eighth straight time, which is the kind of performance the Detroit Red Wings have grown used to seeing from the 23-year-old. "He's as cool as they come back there in net, playing..." January 27

  • Wings' mastery of road continues with win over Isles

    Detroit News "Back on the road, back in the win column. Joe Louis Arena hasn’t been all that friendly recently to the Red Wings, but once they go on the road, the victories have been piling up. Closing out the pre-All-Star break portion of the schedule Monday, the Red Wings visited Brooklyn’s Barclays..." January 26

  • How to Fix the NHL’s Coach’s Challenge

    The Hockey Writers "It’s no secret. The NHL’s coach’s challenge has not gone as smoothly as hoped in its inaugural season. It was put into place in order to give teams an option to challenge goals which they thought were not ‘good goals’ as deemed by the NHL rulebook. However, the two times when a coach can..." January 25

  • Canada’s falling dollar could be raising hopes for a Seattle NHL expansion team

    Seattle Times "It turns out the prediction of a January vote by Seattle City Council on a Sodo District arena was not only optimistic, but downright delusional. City Hall sources now indicate a vote to cede Occidental Avenue South for Chris Hansen’s project won’t happen before late March, early April at best...." January 25

  • Escrow went up…again

    Pro Hockey Talk "Escrow has risen from 16 percent to 18 percent, according to multiple reports. No surprise there, given the Canadian dollar’s plunge. With seven of the NHL’s 30 teams in Canada, there was no way league revenues weren’t going to be affected. Some had predicted escrow would go up even..." January 25

  • Red Wings recall Eric Tangradi, Nick Jensen, send Joakim Andersson to Griffins

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have recalled forward Eric Tangradi and defenseman Nick Jensen from Grand Rapids of the AHL while assigning forward Joakim Andersson to the Griffins. Jensen was recalled in the event Brendan Smith is unable to play Monday in New York against the Islanders. Smith missed..." January 24

  • Kesler, Perry put on a show as Ducks beat Red Wings

    Orange County Register "Ryan Kesler attended Ohio State, but he is a Michigan man at heart and when a large group of family and friends came to see him in action at Joe Louis Arena, the Ducks’ center gave them quite a show on Saturday night. Kesler scored twice to match Corey Perry’s pair of goals and the two Ducks..." January 24

  • 21d
    The Wheel Deal @Bill_Roose

    Brad Richards, who missed Friday's game in Buffalo, will draw into lineup at JLA tonight. Howard will start in goal for the #RedWings.

  • Stick to face fires up Larkin, Wings prevail over Sabres

    Detroit News "Standing in the visitor’s dressing room with gauze in his left nostril, having checked his teeth in the big mirrors outside the shower room — and noting that all seemed to have remained in place — Dylan Larkin suggested the high-stick to his face might have been helpful. “Maybe it woke me up,”..." January 23

  • Red Wings' Joakim Andersson clears waivers, won't be sent to AHL yet

    The Score "There were no takers for Detroit Red Wings forward Joakim Andersson. Andersson cleared waivers but will not be assigned to the AHL's Grand Rapids Griffins on Saturday, Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told Helene St. James of the Detroit Free Press." January 23

  • Blues pull one out in Detroit

    St. Louis Post-Dispatch "The Red Wings are moving into a new building for the 2017-18 season, making this the Blues’ next-to-last trip into Joe Louis Arena, barring some postseason play. Which is fine with the Blues, since the closest thing the NHL still has to an old barn is a place where the weird seems to happen...." January 21

  • 24d
    The Wheel Deal @Bill_Roose

    Tomas Tatar is late scratch tonight for the #RedWings. The #Blues only have five defensemen tonight. Gunnarsson not available; Parayko ill.

  • Wings’ Larkin joins Datsyuk-Tatar scoring line

    Detroit Free Press "Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill had a little chat with forward Dylan Larkin to prepare the rookie for an even larger role. In his search for more offense as the Wings prepared to host St. Louis tonight at Joe Louis Arena, Blashill tweaked his lines, putting 19-year-old Larkin with Pavel Datsyuk..." January 20

  • 24d
    Renaud Lavoie @renlavoietva

    The NHL executive committee meeting on expansion is today in NY. No announcement should be made after. #tvasports

  • Red Wings' Miller out 4-6 months, Kronwall 2-4 weeks

    NHL.com "Detroit Red Wings forward Drew Miller had surgery to reconstruct his left ACL and will miss 4-6 months and defenseman Niklas Kronwall is out 2-4 weeks after arthroscopic knee surgery, according to the Red Wings website. Miller, who hasn't played since Jan. 10, has one goal and one assist in 28..." January 19

  • Red Wings’ Datsyuk regains his form

    Detroit News "Several weeks ago, when Pavel Datsyuk was getting on the scoresheet infrequently and still getting over offseason ankle surgery, there was concern. Was Datsyuk, at age 37, finally beginning to show his age? Was this beginning of the end of a Hall of Fame career? Not so quick. All the..." January 19

  • This time, Flyers steal a win in shootout to beat Red Wings

    CSN Philly "The Flyers couldn’t seem to catch a break Sunday night, so they kept extending the game until luck wasn’t a factor. Jakub Voracek scored the team's second shootout goal and Michal Neuvirth made 29 saves — and two more during the shootout — to help the Flyers escape Detroit with a 2-1 win over..." January 18

  • 27d
    Detroit Red Wings @DetroitRedWings

    Coach Blashill confirms Pulkkinen is ready to go. Will play with Jurco and Glendening. Andersson out. #PHIvsDET #RedWings

  • 28d
    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    No roster move was needed to activate Pulkkinen.

  • NHL instates mandatory domestic violence and sexual assault prevention training for teams and players

    SB Nation "The NHL has finally begun to implement domestic violence, sexual harassment and sexual assault prevention training for its players and teams, per a report from the Associated Press. The NHL and NHL Players' Association partnered to ensure all 30 teams would go through "hour-long educational..." January 16

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