Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Red Wings beat Islanders on DeKeyser's overtime goal

    The Sports Xchange "NEW YORK -- The Detroit Red Wings know all too well how it feels to lose to a struggling team that is playing the second game of a back-to-back set. On Sunday night, the Red Wings ensured the New York Islanders would experience that frustration, too. Danny DeKeyser scored 1:02 into overtime..." December 04

  • Red Wings place Athanasiou on LTIR, call up two from AHL

    Pro Hockey Talk "A growing list of injured players forced the Detroit Red Wings to make a couple of roster moves on Saturday morning before their game against the Pittsburgh Penguins. Along with placing forward Justin Abdelkader on injured reserve, the team also announced that it has moved moved forward Andreas..." December 03

  • Penguins rally past Red Wings, 5-3

    The Sports Xchange "PITTSBURGH -- It wasn't so much that they solved rookie goaltender Jared Coreau, the Pittsburgh Penguins insisted. They simply did what they are good at doing. "You've just got to stick with it in games like this. We did, and got rewarded," winger Phil Kessel said. Kessel scored twice..." December 03

  • Red Wings' injury woes mount as Abdelkader out 2-4 weeks

    Michigan Live "Injuries have eroded the Detroit Red Wings' depth, reduced their team speed and wreaked havoc with line chemistry. The number of players on injured reserve makes it more difficult to gain ground in the standings. It is another challenge they must overcome. "I think that's just part of the..." December 02

  • NHLPA expected to reject offer to extend CBA for Olympic participation

    The Hockey News "The NHL’s verbal offer of a three-year extension to the collective bargaining agreement in exchange for Olympic participation has been rejected by the NHLPA. If NHL players are going to participate in the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics, it’s not likely to come by way of extending the collective..." December 02

  • NHL Eyeing Exhibition Game In China; Continues History Of International Play

    Pro Hockey Rumors "According to TSN’s NHL Insider Darren Dreger, the NHL is expected to play an exhibition game in China next season. While the NHL is easily the most nationally diverse of the “Big Four” North American sports leagues and has a history of playing international games, this would be their first foray..." December 02

  • Panthers' Barkov delivers breakaway goal in OT

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Florida Panthers want to be better defensively, and they certainly accomplished that goal the past two games. Aleksander Barkov's breakaway goal 2:02 into overtime gave the Panthers a 2-1 victory over the Detroit Red Wings on Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. It was the..." December 01

  • Rangers remain NHL’s most valuable team, according to Forbes

    Pro Hockey Talk "The New York Rangers have widened the gap atop the annual list of the NHL’s most valuable teams. According to Forbes, the Rangers’ franchise value has risen four percent in the last year to $1.25 billion. Meanwhile, the NHL’s second-most valuable team, the Montreal Canadiens, fell five percent..." December 01

  • Stability in lines pays off for Red Wings

    Detroit News "No tinkering, no shuffling forwards around. For the last several games, Detroit Red Wings coach Jeff Blashill has kept all four lines the same. The familiarity is appearing to help, with players saying chemistry is being developed. “It’s encouraging, for sure,” coach Jeff Blashill said...." December 01

  • Red Wings hold on to beat Stars

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Detroit Red Wings may have been outplayed but their special teams and goalie Petr Mrazek were the difference. Mrazek made 34 saves and the Red Wings held on to defeat the Dallas Stars 3-1 on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena for a come-from-behind win. Detroit scored two..." November 29

  • Alex Edler, Tyler Bertuzzi out multiple weeks with injuries

    Fanrag Sports "The Vancouver Canucks got some bad news on Monday afternoon, when it was confirmed that defenseman Alex Edler will miss the next four to six weeks with injury. The team confirmed on Monday that Edler, who currently has a goal and three points on the season, will sit out as he recovers from..." November 28

  • Galchenyuk scores in OT to lift Canadiens past Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Montreal Canadiens were outplayed for more than 40 minutes after the first period but won anyway. Alex Galchenyuk's goal 3:37 into overtime gave the Canadiens a 2-1 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday night at Joe Louis Arena. "We got a really good start, but..." November 26

  • Jimmy Howard suffers apparent groin injury

    Detroit Free Press "A bad break for Jimmy Howard spells opportunity for Petr Mrazek. Howard suffered a groin injury during the first period of Friday’s 5-4 overtime victory over the New Jersey Devils at Prudential Center; coach Jeff Blashill's said he thinks Howard got a skate caught. Blashill said Howard will be..." November 26

  • Green goal pushes Wings over Devils in OT

    The Sports Xchange "NEWARK, N.J. -- After a month of dormancy, the Detroit Red Wings' offense awakened Friday night in a major way. Frans Nielsen scored twice and Mike Green found the back of the net in overtime to give the Red Wings a 5-4 victory against the New Jersey Devils in a back-and-forth contest at..." November 25

  • Red Wings goalie Jimmy Howard’s solid play wins Jeff Blashill’s trust

    Detroit Free Press "Coach Jeff Blashill refers to Jimmy Howard as “repeatable.” It’s a description earned, as Howard has put in one stellar effort after another for the Detroit Red Wings, piling up starts over the past month while supposed No. 1 goaltender Petr Mrazek warms the bench. Entering tonight’s game at..." November 25

  • Official NHL expansion draft exempt list contains surprises

    Sportsnet "The Vegas Golden Knights officially have a name and they’re starting to get a better sense of who will be off limits when the expansion draft is conducted in June. Sportsnet has obtained a memo distributed from the NHL to its 30 teams on Tuesday night, which outlines the 66 players currently..." November 24

  • Red Wings cut down Sabres in shootout

    The Sports Xchange "BUFFALO, N.Y. -- A familiar move in a familiar building gave the Detroit Red Wings a much-needed 2-1 shootout victory over the Buffalo Sabres on Wednesday night. Thomas Vanek scored in the third round of the shootout to give the Red Wings their first win in five games -- and he did it with a..." November 23

  • Vegas Golden Knights introduced as NHL's 31st franchise

    TSN "These Knights will be Golden. As gold confetti blasted into Sin City’s neon-drenched night sky, owner Bill Foley dubbed the NHL’s 31st franchise the Golden Knights, finally giving the first major professional sports team to call Las Vegas home a name and identity. The Vegas Golden Knights..." November 23

  • The Post-Burns Free Agent Market

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Unlike the Tampa Bay Lightning’s Steven Stamkos saga of this past summer, the San Jose Sharks have spared hockey fans the drama and re-signed the top free agent on the market well before the trade rumors or free agency speculation could begin. Brent Burns inked an eight-year, $64MM extension..." November 22

  • Vegas NHL team finally unveils name tonight

    TSN "The NHL’s 31st franchise will unveil its name tonight with all the glitz and glitter you’d expect in Sin City. Owner Bill Foley will pull back the curtain on a tightly-kept secret with help from Cirque Du Soleil performers in a posh party outside T-Mobile Arena, just steps off the famous Las..." November 22

  • NHL team nicknames explained "Five months after being awarded an expansion franchise, Las Vegas owner Bill Foley will announce the name of his team Tuesday. There has been plenty of speculation around what the team will be called, but that will end Tuesday when Foley not only reveals the team name, but likely explains what..." November 22

  • Red Wings offense gets some help with Thomas Vanek return

    Pro Hockey Talk "Thomas Vanek is expected to be back in the Detroit Red Wings lineup on Sunday night when the team hosts the Calgary Flames, and it should provide a boost to an offense that has slumped since he has been out of the lineup. Vanek has not played for the Red Wings since Oct. 25 when he was..." November 20

  • Backlund goal lifts Flames over Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Calgary Flames got off to a good start on their six-game road trip. Mikael Backlund's goal in the third period broke a tie and gave the Calgary Flames a 3-2 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Sunday night at Joe Louis Arena. "This is huge, because we're looking at these..." November 20

  • Thomas Vanek should give Red Wings a boost, but others must step up

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings signed Thomas Vanek on July 1 hoping he would contribute some offense as a complementary player. He might turn out to be much more important. The Red Wings haven't been the same since Vanek left with injury. He'll return Sunday against the Calgary Flames at Joe Louis..." November 19

  • McKenzie outlines critical issues in NHL-NHLPA escrow battle

    Fanrag Sports "Escrow. CBA. Lawyers. Ugh. No thanks. Anybody want to talk about politics instead? There may not be a more mind-numbingly awful subject to discuss for hockey fans than escrow. Truly. We’d generally rather devour a tasty dessert of trade rumors, but escrow and the CBA are the vegetables..." November 19

  • Holtby, Capitals shut out Red Wings

    The Sports Xchange "WASHINGTON -- The Washington Capitals had been injury-free this season until Friday night against the Detroit Red Wings when the odds caught up with them. The Capitals lost three forwards in the first period, but Jay Beagle scored with 5:11 left in the game, Braden Holtby stopped 25 shots,..." November 18

  • NHL, Stakeholders Discuss Possible Change To Draft Age

    Pro Hockey Rumors "Could the NHL change the draft age from 18 to 19? TSN’s Bob McKenzie spoke about the possibility on Tuesday night’s edition of Insider Trading. Former third-overall-pick Pat LaFontaine is leading a group of stakeholders that includes the NHL, NHLPA, CHL, USHL, Hockey Canada, USA Hockey, and..." November 16

  • Ott avoids supplemental discipline for Paquette hit

    Pro Hockey Talk "Detroit forward Steve Ott won’t face a hearing with the NHL’s Department of Player Safety after drilling Tampa Bay’s Cedric Paquette on Tuesday night, a league spokesman confirmed. Ott tagged Paquette behind the Lightning goal midway through the second period, but wasn’t penalized on the play." November 16

  • NHL has new meetings to discuss participation in 2018 Olympics

    Chicago Tribune "NHL meetings are set for this week to discuss whether the league will participate in the 2018 Olympics in South Korea. League officials will meet with the International Ice Hockey Federation in New York on Wednesday. Deputy commissioner Bill Daly said the NHL hopes to learn if any traction has..." November 16

  • Red Wings' Darren Helm (upper body) 'out indefinitely' after fall

    Detroit Free Press "Forward Darren Helm is expected to miss some time after being injured Tuesday. Helm left in the third period of the Detroit Red Wings’ 4-3 loss to the Tampa Bay Lightning at Joe Louis Arena. After being upended by Nikita Nesterov, Helm crashed to the ice, shoulders and arms getting the brunt of..." November 16

  • Kucherov, Lightning top Red Wings but lose Stamkos

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Tampa Bay Lightning got a big win on Tuesday night but may have suffered an even bigger loss. Nikita Kucherov's second goal of the game, with 1:10 left, gave the Tampa Bay Lightning a 4-3 win over the Detroit Red Wings on Tuesday night at Joe Louis Arena. It was the..." November 15

  • NHL Will Not Market Individual Rivalries or Players Because It's a Team Sport

    The Comeback "The NHL is done marketing individual rivalries. Speaking to Chris Johnston of, NHL Deputy Commissioner said the league is not marketing individual rivalries among players because “our sport is the ultimate team sport.” That’s a crock of BS for multiple reasons. First of all,..." November 15

  • Is NHL participation in 2018 Olympics really what’s best for hockey?

    Sportsnet "Wednesday’s meeting in New York City involving the NHL, its players and the IIHF to discuss involvement in the 2018 Olympic Winter Games will resolve nothing. There will be no grandiose statements, fireworks and the singing of “We are the World”. What we will hear is that the nearly 20 million..." November 15

  • Leafs, Red Wings announce rosters for outdoor alumni game

    Sportsnet "The NHL’s Centennial Classic outdoor festivities, to be hosted at Toronto’s BMO Field at the end of this year, will feature the Toronto Maple Leafs and Detroit Red Wings. The regular season NHL game will take place on Jan. 1, and the alumni game is set to go on Dec. 31 at 12:30 pm ET. And now..." November 15

  • Price, Shaw keep Canadiens perfect at home

    The Sports Xchange "MONTREAL -- The Montreal Canadiens, backed by goaltender Carey Price at the peak of his considerable powers, have put themselves in position to grab a piece of an NHL record. The Canadiens, backed by a 25-save shutout by Price in a 5-0 victory against the Detroit Red Wings on Saturday at the..." November 12

  • Red Wings' Andreas Athanasiou (knee) out 1-2 weeks; Anthony Mantha recalled

    Michigan Live "Detroit Red Wings forward Andreas Athanasiou is out 1-2 weeks with a sprained left knee. The club has recalled Anthony Mantha from the Grand Rapids Griffins. He is expected to make his season debut Saturday against the Montreal Canadiens at Bell Centre (7 p.m., Fox Sports Detroit). Mantha..." November 11

  • Howard-led Red Wings shut down Canucks

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Goaltender Jimmy Howard began the season as the Detroit Red Wings' backup but he certainly is not playing that way. Howard made 36 saves and Detroit defeated the Vancouver Canucks 3-1 Thursday night at Joe Louis Arena. "Howard saves us again." Red Wings captain Henrik..." November 10

  • NHL, PA among groups meeting about Olympics

    TSN "The NHL and NHLPA are just two of the groups set to meet next week to discuss the NHL's involvement at the 2018 Olympics in South Korea, according to TSN Hockey Insider Darren Dreger. THe IIHF as well as USA Hockey and Hockey Canada will also meet in New York City next week. The..." November 10

  • Wayne Simmonds drops Jonathan Ericsson with one punch

    Fox Sports "Flyers forward Wayne Simmonds and Red Wings defenseman Jonathan Ericsson dropped the gloves in Philadelphia on Tuesday night, and Ericsson may have hit the ice before the gloves did. Simmonds made quick work of the Detroit blue liner, taking him down with a single punch behind the ear. " November 09

  • Red Wings finally win in Philadelphia

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- With two dazzlings dashes down the ice, left winger Andreas Athanasiou showed the Detroit Red Wings how to do two things they haven't done in a while. Athanasiou scored the game-tying in the third period by splitting a pair of Flyers defenders with a burst of speed and netted..." November 08

  • Red Wings' new arena cost jumps by $105M

    TSN "Officials say the cost of building the Detroit Red Wings' new arena has jumped by $105 million to nearly $733 million. The city's Downtown Development Authority says the revised estimate to build the Little Caesars Arena for the NHL team reflects the specific cost of materials, permits, design..." November 08

  • Slumping Wings put Vanek (hip) on long-term injured reserve

    Pro Hockey Talk "Thomas Vanek‘s bright start in the Motor City has dimmed a bit. On Monday, the Red Wings announced they’ve placed Vanek on long-term injured reserve retroactive to Oct. 25, and recalled Tyler Bertuzzi from AHL Grand Rapids. The retroactive designation means Vanek will be on LTIR for 10 games/24..." November 07

  • Problem isn't with NHL DoPS, it's the rulebook

    TSN "The tin foil hats are on in Vancouver, chin straps done up nice and tight. Canuck fans are thoroughly convinced the NHL Department of Player Safety has it in for Daniel Sedin and the Canucks; that Nazem Kadri and the Toronto Maple Leafs are, as usual, benefitting from the league's Eastern bias..." November 07

  • Oilers extend Red Wings' skid to five games

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- The Edmonton Oilers did not complicate things. Ryan Nugent-Hopkins power-play goal late in the second period broke a tie and Edmonton defeated the Detroit Red Wings 2-1 Sunday at Joe Louis Arena. It was the Oilers' second win in less than 24 hours and the Red Wings fifth..." November 06

  • Detroit Red Wings seek comfort in home games

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings should have at least one option at forward, and maybe another on defense, by mid-November. With Thomas Vanek, one of their leading scorers, out another 2-3 weeks, the only possible lineup change right now is on defense, where the Wings carry seven healthy players. After..." November 04

  • Dylan Larkin gets aggressive, heats up for Red Wings

    Detroit News "One positive in the Detroit Red Wings’ loss Wednesday in Philadelphia? Another sign that Dylan Larkin is getting hot offensively. Larkin scored the Red Wings’ opening goal in what would eventually be another defeat in the city of Philadelphia, 4-3 in overtime. It was Larkin’s fourth goal,..." November 04

  • Red Wings' Niklas Kronwall to make season debut tonight against Jets

    Detroit Free Press "Defenseman Niklas Kronwall at last feels good enough to play again. He’ll make his season debut when his Detroit Red Wings host the Winnipeg Jets (7:30 p.m., NHLN, FSD) at Joe Louis Arena. “Very excited,” Kronwall said after the morning skate. Kronwall is dealing with a permanently bad..." November 04

  • Tanev's first two goals power Jets past Wings

    The Sports Xchange "DETROIT -- Brandon Tanev is an undrafted rookie fourth line player who stole the show Friday night. Tanev's second goal of the game, with 1:16 left, broke a tie and led the Winnipeg Jets to a 5-3, come-from-behind win over the Detroit Red Wings on Friday night at Joe Louis Arena. "The..." November 04

  • Flyers roar back to beat Wings in OT

    The Sports Xchange "PHILADELPHIA -- Sixty-four seconds away from ending a 20-year curse in Philadelphia, the Detroit Red Wings saw the Flyers roar back for a 4-3 overtime victory Thursday night at the Wells Fargo Center. "They're a good team and we sat back a little bit and they made us pay," Red Wings..." November 03

  • Report: NHL may restrict All-Star Game to only ‘bona fide players

    The Hockey News "It looks as though the NHL is going to restrict the likes of John Scott from the All-Star Game by placing parameters around the definition of NHL player. Even though the NHL plans to continue to have populist voting for the All-Star Game, it’s still unclear whether or not the John Scott..." November 02