Red Wings Rumors & News

  • Wings' Mattias Backman latest Swede nearing roster spot

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings have had a touch of good fortune with defensemen from Sweden. There was Nicklas Lidstrom, who left after 20 years with seven Norris Trophies and four Stanley Cups. There is Niklas Kronwall, current leader of the blue line. Down the road, there are signs prospect Mattias..." October 01

  • Could Mike Babcock be the next coach of the Maple Leafs?

    Toronto Star "The clock is ticking on Mike Babcock's future with the Detroit Red Wings. So cue the speculation he'll be the next coach of the Maple Leafs . Babcock has one year remaining on his contract to coach the Wings with speculation rampant that the Maple Leafs are the front-runners to sign him should..." September 30

  • Mike Babcock: 'I don't think this will be my last year'

    Detroit Free Press "Did Mike Babcock coach against his future employer tonight? Maybe, maybe not — he's too busy with the present to think about much about it. Babcock is in the last year of his contract, entering what will mark a decade behind the Red Wings' bench. If there is to be an 11th year and beyond,..." September 30

  • Red Wings' Gustav Nyquist injured but looks to be OK

    Detroit Free Press "The Detroit Red Wings lost on Saturday night. They lost, 3-1, to the Bruins in a preseason game that doesn't count in the standings. But in the waning moments of the loss, they lost Gustav Nyquist to an injury. If Nyquist were to miss significant time, that would affect the Wings in the..." September 28

  • Transition game key to Red Wings' success

    Detroit News "More than 13 hours before the Red Wings put the seal on a 3-1 exhibition win over the Blackhawks on Thursday, the portion of the roster not dressing for the game was hard at it on the ice in Joe Louis Arena. Barely after 9 a.m., assistant coach Tony Granato dished pucks from the front of net..." September 26

  • $650 million Detroit Red Wings arena development breaks ground today

    Michigan Live "At about 1:30 p.m. Thursday the owners of the Detroit Red Wings will mark the official beginning of a project they say has been 15 years in the making: A new, $450 million arena and accompanying $200 million entertainment district. Ilitch Holdings president and CEO Chris Ilitch will be joined..." September 25

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    Helene St. James @HeleneStJames

    Per Ken Holland, #RedWings Pavel Datsyuk 2nd degree R shoulder separation. Out 2-4 weeks depending healing process.

  • Detroit Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk out 4 weeks with injury

    Detroit Free Press "Here we go again: The NHL season hasn't even started, but when it does, the Detroit Red Wigns will be without their most dynamic player. General manager Ken Holland told the Free Press today that center Pavel Datsyuk will miss around four weeks because of a second-degree separation to his right..." September 24

  • Slimmer Jimmy Howard ‘can’t wait’ for new season

    Detroit Free Press "Jimmy Howard began his off-season cherishing the birth of his second son, then got to work. He enters the season sleeker and lighter, even as his burden is to distance himself from a season he’s the first to admit was an utter disappointment. He is penciled in to show off his new form in half..." September 24

  • Pavel Datsyuk hurts shoulder in Red Wings' 2-1 preseason victory over Pittsburgh Penguins

    Michigan Live "Tomas Tatar and Pavel Datsyuk scored power-play goals Monday while goaltenders Jimmy Howard and Petr Mrazek blanked the Pittsburgh Penguins during the final two periods as the Detroit Red Wings opened the preseason with a 2-1 victory at Consol Energy Center. Datsyuk, who drew an assist on..." September 23

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    Ansar Khan @AnsarKhanMLive

    Pavel Datsyuk said he'll have an MRI on shoulder, likely on Wednesday. Doesn't seem to think it's serious. Estimated he'd be out a week.

  • Red Wings' Anthony Mantha out 6-8 weeks

    Detroit News "A key injury has struck the Red Wings already. Forward Anthony Mantha, who was expected to compete for a top-six forward job this exhibition season, has a fractured right tibia and will miss six to eight weeks, general manager Ken Holland said Thursday. Mantha, the 2013 first-round draft..." September 18

  • $450M Red Wings arena to keep away topless clubs, other businesses

    Detroit News "New details of the $450 million new home ice for the Detroit Red Wings unveiled this week outline everything from the footprint of the arena, to the number of residences that could be around it and types of businesses not wanted in the area — topless clubs, bail bonds and tarot card readers, to..." September 17

  • Danny DeKeyser finds free-agent solution, signs 2-year deal with Detroit

    Yahoo! Sports "Detroit Red Wings GM Ken Holland and Danny DeKeyser’s agent had been talking on a daily basis, but hadn’t closed a deal yet for the restricted free agent. “Either we'll find a solution before camp or we won't,” he told the Free Press. They found a solution: Two years and $4.374 million for a..." September 17

  • Setback has Daniel Alfredsson's future in question

    Detroit Free Press "The news on Daniel Alfredsson is not good: He hasn't skated in 10 days and, at this point, isn't expected to be at Detriot Red Wings training camp. The Wings want the superbly smart and talented Swedish forward back and are prepared to give him the time he needs to listen to his body. But after..." September 16

  • Anthony Mantha 'everything he's advertised' to be

    Michigan Live "Anthony Mantha didn't do anything unexpected Friday night but that doesn't mean it wasn't fun to watch. The 1,200 or so fans who packed the stands at Centre ICE Arena will vouch for that and so will Mantha's teammates on the Detroit Red Wings prospects team. Mantha is expected to score goals..." September 13

  • Red Wings' contract talks with Danny DeKeyser at a standstill as training camp nears

    Michigan Live "Contract talks between the Detroit Red Wings and defenseman Danny DeKeyser are at a stalemate as training camp approaches. The sides haven't made progress the past two weeks, putting into question whether DeKeyser will be on the ice in Traverse City on Sept. 19. "We had a number of..." September 11

  • Red Wings' Jonathan Ericsson (broken finger) still not fully healed but will be ready for season opener

    Michigan Live "Jonathan Ericsson's left middle finger still doesn't feel right nearly six months after it was shattered by a puck, but the Detroit Red Wings defenseman said he'll be ready for the start of the season. "It still doesn't feel 100 percent, but I guess with these kind of accidents it may take some..." September 11

  • Daniel Alfredsson has setback, may go to Red Wings camp without contract

    Detroit Free Press "The odds that Daniel Alfredsson goes to training camp without a contract have increased after a setback in his skating. Alfredsson “felt a little bit of a tweak,” last week, Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland told the Free Press on Wednesday. Alfredsson has held off on re-signing..." September 11

  • Red Wings' Pavel Datsyuk feeling healthy, comfortable on ice again

    Detroit News "He’s 36 now, certainly not a kid anymore, but Pavel Datsyuk loves to crack a joke or make somebody laugh just as much as he did when he was rookie over a decade ago. When Datysuk spoke with beat writers for the first time this season Tuesday, he was in his usual playful mood. He joked about..." September 10

  • Helm ready for promotion with Wings

    Pro Hockey Talk "With the Detroit Red Wings deep at the center position middle man Darren Helm has spent the offseason preparing to move to the wing along side Pavel Datsyuk. Mike Babcock alerted Helm of his plans at the end of the 2013-14 season allowing the 27-year-old plenty of time to adjust. “Babs told..." September 07

  • Red Wings' Mike Babcock 'comfortable' as contract talks approach

    Detroit Free Press "Red Wings coach Mike Babcock said he expects to meet with general manager Ken Holland and discuss a new contract this month. “If we get something done in September, great,” said Babcock, who is entering the final year of his contract. “But if we don’t. ... We’ll find a way to work something out..." September 07

  • Red Wings offer training camp tryout to defenseman Raphael Diaz

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have offered defenseman Raphael Diaz a training camp tryout, but he has not decided if he will accept it, general manager Ken Holland said. Diaz, 28, is a good skater and puck-mover. He isn't big (5-11, 197) but has one quality the Red Wings desire – he shoots..." September 07

  • Steve Moore's settlement with Todd Bertuzzi, Canucks finally official "Former NHL rookie Steve Moore can finally move past the on-ice attack that ended his career, he said Thursday, unburdened by a decade-long legal battle that inched through the courts. Moore's multimillion-dollar suit against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks over the infamous hit in 2004..." September 05

  • Mike Babcock thinks contract will get 'worked out' with Red Wings "Mike Babcock is in a position most NHL head coaches would envy. With one year remaining on his contract with the Detroit Red Wings, he is coming off of his second gold medal as Team Canada's head coach at the Olympics and was a finalist for the Jack Adams Award last season. With the threat of..." September 05

  • Daniel Alfredsson skating with Red Wings but undecided about return

    Detroit News "Will he or won’t he? As Daniel Alfredsson took the Joe Louis ice as the Red Wings began precamp conditioning, that was the question on everyone’s mind: his playing status for this season. “I’ve been skating in Sweden a little bit, and now coming here and doing the full skates,” said..." September 04

  • Wings to move Darren Helm to wing on Pavel Datsyuk's line due to depth at center

    Michigan Live "Nowhere did injuries hurt the Detroit Red Wings more in 2013-14 than at center. At one point, the four centers they used to start the season were out at the same time (Pavel Datsyuk, Stephen Weiss, Darren Helm and Joakim Andersson), in addition to Henrik Zetterberg, who moved back and forth..." September 04

  • Red Wings, coach Mike Babcock will talk extension this month; no concerns about distractions

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings secured the future of their longtime general manager by signing Ken Holland to an extension last month. Now Holland will focus on trying to get coach Mike Babcock signed beyond this season. "If we get something done in September, great," Babcock said Wednesday, after..." September 03

  • Alfredsson wants to return to Red Wings, but only if he can contribute

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said today that he’s still trying to work out a deal with restricted free agent Danny DeKeyser and said that a final decision on whether forward Daniel Alfredsson will play next season probably won’t be made until just before Sept. 18, when players..." August 28

  • Lidstrom declines assistant coach job with Red Wings

    Calgary Sun "Citing family reasons, Nicklas Lidstrom won't be joining the Detroit Red Wings' coaching staff anytime soon. Wings bench boss Mike Babcock reached out to the legendary defenceman in June, asking if he'd like to try his hand at coaching, but the offer was respectfully declined. "It's true..." August 26

  • Jordin Tootoo remains unsigned

    Tennessean "As players have been scooped up this offseason, one notable player to Predators fans remains unsigned: Jordin Tootoo. The Detroit Red Wings bought out his contract. Would Tootoo be a fit with the Predators? Probably not. They cut ties with him two summers ago, and do not seem like a team..." August 25

  • Red Wings' Weiss ready to leave last season behind "Bring up last season during a phone conversation with Detroit Red Wings center Stephen Weiss and as he talks you can picture him squirming on the other end, recalling the pain that used to shoot through his lower body and the multiple surgeries he had to hopefully correct it. "I really have..." August 22

  • Moore's Brother Says There's no Deal in Place with Bertuzzi "Steve Moore's brother Mark says there is no deal between Steve and Todd Bertuzzi, a bombshell claim that casts doubt on claims made Wednesday by the NHL and Bertuzzi's lawyers that a settlement had been reached. "I got a text message from Steve last night and he's very concerned," Mark Moore..." August 20

  • Canucks confirm settlement reached with Steve Moore "Mere hours after a reported settlement between former NHL player Steven Moore, the Vancouver Canucks and former Canucks forward Todd Bertuzzi was refuted by Moore's older brother Mark, the Canucks issued a statement saying an agreement has in fact been made. "I got a text message from Steve..." August 20

  • Todd Bertuzzi, Steve Moore avoiding salacious trial with settlement

    Yahoo! Sports "Logically, the chances that Steve Moore’s civil case against Todd Bertuzzi and the Vancouver Canucks ever made it to trial were slim. According to Bob McKenzie, they’re getting slimmer. The TSN pundit reported late Monday night that Moore and Bertuzzi could be heading off their court showdown,..." August 19

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    Ian Mendes @ian_mendes

    Ken Holland tells @TSN1200 decision on Daniel Alfredsson may not be made until mid-September. Could come to training camp on a tryout.

  • Red Wings sign general manager Ken Holland to four-year extension, through 2017-18 season

    Michigan Live "The Detroit Red Wings have signed general manager Ken Holland to a four-year extension that runs through the 2017-18 season, the club announced today. "Ken is regarded as one of the premier executives in the National Hockey League and has been instrumental in the success of the Red Wings over..." August 15

  • Red Wings remain hopeful that Alfredsson will return

    CSN Washington "Veteran forward Daniel Alfredsson has resumed skating in Sweden and could re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings in the coming weeks. "My take is we're probably going to try do something with Alfie," Red Wings General Manager Ken Holland told's Ansar Khan. "He had a good year, 18 goals...." August 13

  • Danny DeKeyser hoping for long-term deal from Red Wings "Not even two years ago, Danny DeKeyser had a lot of freedom. As an undrafted free agent, he had the chance to pick any of the teams that were willing to offer him a contract. It's believed all 30 showed interest in the spring of 2012 after DeKeyser decided to leave Western Michigan after his..." August 13

  • Red Wings GM Ken Holland says team likely will look to re-sign Daniel Alfredsson

    Michigan Live "Unless Daniel Alfredsson's health takes a turn for the worse over the next month, he'll likely return for his 19th NHL season, his second with the Detroit Red Wings. "My take is we're probably going to try to do something with Alfie," Red Wings general manager Ken Holland said Monday. "He had a..." August 12

  • Former Red Wing Brian Rafalski elected to U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame

    Detroit News "Former Red Wings defenseman Brian Rafalski has been elected to the U.S. Hockey Hall of Fame, it was announced Wednesday. Rafalski, a Dearborn native, played for the Wings from 2007 through the 2010-11 season before retiring. He also played seven seasons before that with the New Jersey..." August 06

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    Szymon Szemberg @Sz1909_Szemberg

    Daniel Alfredsson says on Swedish radio that he will hit ice next week. Depending on how his back will respond, he will decide about future.

  • Contract negotiations with Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock on hold

    Michigan Live "Negotiations on a new contract for Detroit Red Wings coach Mike Babcock won't begin until he and general manager Ken Holland can sit down in the same room. That's not going to happen for at least a couple of weeks. Babcock's contract expires next year and he's already said he won't negotiate..." July 30

  • Red Wings' Danny DeKeyser says 'there won't be any problems' reaching contract agreement

    Michigan Live "Danny DeKeyser is one of two restricted free agents who have yet to re-sign with the Detroit Red Wings. But the second-year defenseman doesn't expect there to be any issues in reaching new contract terms with the Red Wings. "There won't be any problems," DeKeyser told Fox 17 while in Portage..." July 28

  • Wings agree to terms with Tatar on three-year deal "The Detroit Red Wings today announced that they have agreed to terms with left wing Tomas Tatar on a new three-year contract. In accordance with club policy, additional details will not be disclosed. Tatar, 23, completed his first full NHL season in 2013-14, ranking sixth on the team with 39..." July 28

  • Howard looks to rebound after rough season

    Pro Hockey Talk "The Detroit Red Wings weren’t able to make any significant upgrades over the summer, so if they’re going to improve in 2014-15, it will have to be by getting more from what’s already in their organization. Part of that will come from the natural development of their young players, but they also..." July 27

  • Shut out in free-agency, Detroit still seeks balance

    Detroit News "A few days after their season ended, the Red Wings talked about the need of securing a right-handed shooting defenseman. The Red Wings played the majority of last season with all left-handed shots. In a perfect world, coach Mike Babcock likes one of each on his three pairings, creating..." July 25

  • Red Wings to close down Joe Louis Arena for new stadium in 2017

    CSN Chicago "The Joe Louis Arena has been the home of the Red Wings since 1979, but that will end in 2017. The Olympia Development of Michigan announced on Sunday that the Detroit Red Wings will have a brand new stadium by summer of 2017." July 21

  • Red Wings not close on signing Tomas Tatar, Danny DeKeyser yet

    Detroit Free Press "Next up on the to-do list for Detroit Red Wings general manager Ken Holland is working out deals with forward Tomas Tatar and defenseman Danny DeKeyser, both restricted free agents. It could take a while to come to an agreement with both players. “We’ve talked and continue to talk, but nothing..." July 21

  • Red Wings re-sign forwards Callahan, Nestrasil "The Detroit Red Wings re-signed forwards Mitch Callahan and Andrej Nestrasil to one-year contracts, the team announced Thursday. Financial terms were not disclosed. Callahan, 22, made his NHL debut on March 25 against the Columbus Blue Jackets. He was second on the Grand Rapid Griffins of the..." July 17